Lars has spent the last 25 years fascinated by 3 dimensional spaces. His exploration has been through architecture, model building, sculpture and art installations.
He was born in Germany and started his career with a focus in Contemporary Architecture, collaborating on Christo and Jean-Claude’s Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin.
In 2002, he moved to Cape Town and in 2010 Lars decided to pursue a full time career in art. By combining his knowledge of materials with perceptual shifts from aerial to perspective, he has formed a new artistic narrative. A major influence in Lars’s current work is projective geometry and mathematics, particularly explorations from the personal inner perspective to the geometrical infinite. Through his work, Lars gives his audience an experience of space, challenges their perceptual boundaries, and makes invisible aspects of this experience, visible.
“It is both logical and playful, mathematical and infinite.
The discovery of anything new changes our perception and the way we see and experience the world we live in. So, if I stand in a closed up old barn I can see through the gaps of the planks the outside light, but not the rays streaming in. Only the moment I kick some dust up do the rays become visible right around me. This does not mean that those rays didn’t exist the moment I entered the barn. It became part of my reality the moment I kicked the dust.
My art is about kicking up that dust.” – Lars J. Fischedick