Utilising painting and sculpture, Rudi Mantofani transforms the iconography of ordinary objects and landscapes into puzzling visual riddles. This overturning of reality is enacted through daring visual ploys such as flattening the pictorial space through heavy repetitions or creating illusions of three-dimensionality. His work entices the viewer into a playful dialogue on the act of seeing and interpreting imagery and reality.

In the Gold Series, the artist returns to a recurring theme in his work, which is grappling with the signs and symbols of power – and larger ideals of unity, or harmony in the world. The melting gold speaks to the malleability of forms and positions: compromise