Cologne-based Simon Schubert creates eerie works of art that have also been described as macabre and tragicomic. Perhaps best known for his incredibly detailed paper works, which explore the void of any human trace within interior architecture settings, the German artist’s sculptures and installation pieces explore similar themes of loneliness and absence – with a mysterious twist. Schubert has a knack for creating absurd compositions which invite the viewer into an uneasy, dreamlike reality. At first glance, figures resembling small children stand in a circle holding hands but something doesn’t seem quite right. They have no feet, no indicator for which way they are turned or looking, with masks of poker-straight hair rendering them faceless. Other installations feature a figure in a bathtub engulfed entirely in hair, or a woman facing a mirror while her reflection is also faced away, a three-dimensional rendition of Magritte’s 1937 La reproduction interdite.