In the series PERSPE Gustav Willeit creates a parallel universe, showing an environment, which appears real but was actually invented. The viewer is able to recognize the natural origin of the picture, remaining in doubt though, hung in a space between reality and fantasy. The human element, which is often to see in Willeit’s work, is never located randomly but has the task of giving the observer an element in which to recognize himself, creating a balance between truth and falsehood. The theme of the mirror and the double has always fascinated man and the pictures from the series PERSPE are wildly suggestive and possess a sense of mystery, existing somewhere within the border of illusion and reality. – Alexa Mutschlechner
Gustav Willeit was born in Brunico (IT) and grew up in Corvara/AltaBadia/Italy. From 2000 to 2004 he studied in the art school “F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign” in Zurich/Switzerland. From 2005 assistant for various photographers in Zürich. Since 2006 freelance photographer in Italy and Switzerland.