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Gregory Barsamian

Gregory Barsamian became interested in the dream analyses of twentieth-century psychiatrist Carl Jung as a student of philosophy. He later became interested in the zoetrope, a nineteenth-century optical device that uses images and rotation to create the impression of animation. Barsamian is able to explore theories of dreams and the unconscious by replacing images with sculpture, creating a dream world, one that melds art, science and technology into a shadowy realm.

Barsamian’s most recent commission was for the world’s largest private collection at David Walsh’s Museum of Old & New Art, Tasmania. He has works in collections worldwide, including ICC (Inter Communication Centre) in Japan and Kinetica Museum.

Gregory Barsamian is represented by Kinetica Museum.

Taking on the visual illusion known as “persistence of vision”, Barsamian’s work, Die Falle is a large-scale zoetrope of a man’s reality in dream-time. On viewing, rationality is left behind and we descend into a world of uncertainty, perceiving the fine line between reality and illusion.