The technique of lenticular holography used by Dominique Mulhem allows our eye to perceive very clearly the effects of three-dimensional planes. The proof is in the behaviour of visitors to the gallery who try to gauge the thickness of the work, as if it were a box, containing objects and scenery positioned one behind the other. Sometimes the children, deceived by the optical illusion, also reach out with their hands and try to grasp the elements represented in the foreground.
In “Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, small biplane fighter planes in pop colours, which look like they came out of a toy box, overhang the roofs of Wall Street. Dominique Mulhem is still having fun with our pitiless world. The cuckoos he denounces are the traders of the financial market, who make profits on the backs of the workers. His little warplanes won’t do them much harm. An interesting way of playing with the title of Milos Forman’s famous film, another story of rebellion.
The frame, with a rod covered with a smoked mirror lacquer, contributes to sublimate this very beautiful piece.Discover the artist