“Looking at a drawing by Constantin Luser can affect subjective qualities of perception. His diagrammatic style presents the viewer with an intoxicating network of lines and shapes that make these drawings difficult to view from a distance. In order to inspect them you must advance and retreat at multiple points, engaging with every fragment, that shifts with each movement of the eyes. (...)
Luser uses drawing as an instrument to rapidly signify some of the visual material he has seen throughout his adult life, data collected to be output in room size gallery installations.
He tries to make sense of the visual material consumed each day recycling lines created by things like network cables, window frames, aerials, light switches, power buttons, telecommunication masts. Lines and shapes made from the micro and macro technologies of modern life. Together they produce a map of an imagined domain for the viewer that challenge our perception of what is made visible and what is made invisible in society.
The drawings pulsate with different content, and offer several possible interpretations at the same time. Luser is interested in this perceptual process – what and how we see things – he believes by focusing on these simple lines a number of complex images can be revealed. (...) Frequently included in these installations, alongside the drawings are freestanding objects. (...) They consist of materials more easily identifiable, wood, brass, metal, and plastic. (...) These three dimensional devices help us to see a parallel world made up of thousands of these objects as illustrated in the drawing. Their presence affects our view of the room and of the drawing - if this object has spiraled out of two dimensions into three, then the world on the wall must be vast.“