The on-going series <I.I.M.- Institute of Intimate Museums> began during his stay in Canada in 1998 with an empty spaghetti box within which he had built a museum “Commercial Package (spaghetti)”. Following that “Outside (frame)”, “Inside (doll)”, “The Third Eye (eyeball)” “Ghost in my mind (Mask)” were conceived.
The series cleverly utilises mirrors and tricks on visual perception to build and progress into a 3D museum. The museum inside the box contains older photographic works by the artist and the colours and patterns on the walls and flooring are also picked out himself. Through the plastic window (through which one would normally see the pasta thickness), one perceives the rows of seating spreading along a line towards the back.
In <Institute of Intimate Museums>, the artist seeks to encourage the viewer to create their own private museum. Their eyes wander into the space, changing perspective, leading them to the inner world of the artist.
Source: Standing Pine Gallery