• Simon Read


    If as many entities exist as there are points of view—Ortega’s theory of perspectivismo—then there is a camera for every subject. Working on this assumption Simon Read, as much inventor as artist, perfected (among other things) a pinhole device the height and width of a gallery, and a rotating apparatus to create anamorphic portraits. Basing his art on principles of Renaissance perspective, he took his cues from Jan Dibbets and John Hilliard, elaborating the metaphor of eye as camera to remind viewers of lacunae inherent in coherent but arbitrary systems. Having done so, he regarded them as

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