Tobias Nussbaumer
Untitled (Anw1), 2014
Black ink and black pencil on paper
130 × 100 cm
Tobias Nussbaumer

Anyone interested in figuring out Tobias Nussbaumer (*1987, Basel) should not allow themselves to be so easily seduced. As he himself says, the concept of deception serves as the point of departure for his work. For an artist who celebrates perspectival illusion as much as he does, this comes as no real surprise. With considerable diligence, Nussbaumer constructs brilliant spatial illusions. Vanishing lines, lighting, and shadows precisely set down on paper produce convincing spatial depths, powerfully drawing in the eye.

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