Fake Reflection, 2014
Laser etching, silver leaf, glass, black paint. Each glass plate 40 x 50 cm. Unique piece.
"Somers regularly uses the trompe-l’oeil to destabilize the (human) perception with regard to the veracity of the image. The technique appears for example in a simulated flash reflection on a glass plate (Fake Reflection, 2014), a light box showing an image of its own internal mechanics on the backlit plexiglass plate (Dialook, 2014) and an empty book covered with an evidence photograph of contraband cocaine hidden in hollow book pages (Dummy, 2014)."