Douglas Allsop’s works present a site specificity that is architectural. They are neither abstract nor illusory but reflective. They capture an inverted mirror world that changes with our perception. They question the way we look at them and what we want to see. Douglas Allsop does not create images but his works do. Using reflective materials they mirror the rooms they are in, the views through windows, and the people looking at them. But these are elusive, ghostly images, caught on a screen of video-tape spanning the room, or registering on a perforated surface so that the 'frame' becomes a moving picture. Allsop explores our processes of perception and plays with our quest for stability and meaning.
Text courtesy Bartha Contemporary.