Tobias Rehberger's pixelated porn at Art Basel Miami Beach

Tobias Rehberger installs pixelated porn at Art Basel Miami Beach

German artist Tobias Rehberger has used colourful tiles to create pornographic mosaics inside a booth at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Presented by Swiss museum Fondation Beyeler, the installation is titled 1661-1910 from Nagasaki, Meiji, Setti.

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The tiles cover three walls of the booth, with each surface showing a different blurred scene and sexual position.

Due to the size of the tiles, the images are difficult to make out when stood in the space. However when viewed on a smartphone or tablet screen, the promiscuous pictures become more clear.

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Tobias Rehberger at his installation 1661-1910 from Nagasaki, Meiji, Setti

Plinths, planters and benches are strategically placed around the space. Also covered in tiles, these elements blend into the scenes when viewed straight on and add extra details to the images.

"By virtue of their colours and forms, various objects placed around the room are integral components of the mural," said Fondation Beyeler. "The objects concerned are vases, benches and an ashtray in a camouflage technique that project the mural out into space."

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Fondation Beyeler director Sam Keller (left) with Tobias Rehberger

The piece was originally installed at Fondation Beyeler's gallery close to Basel earlier this year, but is now on show at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair.

Also for this year's event, which runs from 3 to 6 December 2015, Snarkitecture has covered a private jet at Miami International Airport with a sky-blue gradient.

Pixellated porn by Tobias Rehberger

Rehberger is best known for his patterned black and white installations, and has previously covered a replica of his favourite Frankfurt bar in bold geometric stripes.

He also used dazzle camouflage – a technique for disguising battleships with distorting graphics – to decorate the HMS President in London to mark last year's centenary of the First World War.

Photography is by Marco Andres Argüello.