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Brief Published: 5 Apr 2012

Trompe L’Oeil Wallpaper Installation


Blurring the boundaries between fine art and interior design, UK artist Deborah Bowness uses wallpaper to introduce unconventional and surprising imagery into the home. By layering multiple photographic images, Bowness will create a trompe l’oeil installation entitled Paper Trail in Brighton, South East England for the House 2012 art festival this May.

The unusual artwork will explore how buildings, roads and retail spaces relate to one another within the urban environment, as well as the interplay between interior and exterior spaces.

Returning to her usual creative language – which is heavily invested in the incorporation of reclaimed domestic objects into her art – Bowness will also include abandoned furniture and items found in skips to create a large-scale montage sweeping through the streets of Brighton.

Look out for Stylus’ upcoming report Experimental Decor Hits the Home next week for more surprising examples of interior design.

Deborah Bowness

House 2012