Secteur Prismes at Paris Photo
Grand Palais, 7 – 10 November 2019
Igor Eškinja (b. Rijeka, Croatia 1975) has earned his reputation by his outstanding connection of abstract and figurative, spatial and two-dimensional, metaphor and sign. Eškinja’s compositions are actually reduced ambients where detailed perfection of minimalist aesthetics gets applied to a phenomenal world, while iconic contents dissolve in carefully balanced illusionist compositions. Most often he uses industrial materials applied directly onto a wall or floor, just to be destroyed after the show ends. This remarkably calm and eye-pleasing, however, conceptually radical minimalism has found its most powerful expression in one of his first works: an elaborated dust-rug that vanished without a trace under the foot of the first visitor who entered the showroom.