Architecture goes abstract in the illusory world of Fabiola Menchelli

CNN  — 

“Light is my medium – I want to bend it, twist it, shape it, materialize and transform it,” says Mexican photographer Fabiola Menchelli.

Menchelli’s experimental abstract images create the impression of three-dimensional space through dramatic compositions of light and shadow. To achieve this illusion of three-dimensionality in a strictly two-dimensional format, Menchelli employs a variety of unusual photographic processes to manipulate light in the same way an artist uses paint to depict a scene.

“My work is never about the finished space or documenting a place that we can inhabit,” she explains from her studio in Mexico City. “What is important to me is talking about the idea of space.”