Out of the blue
Concrete building & Train cables
Drawings embedded in photos
In Photoshop, I combined my draw lines with photographs
to explore creating an echo between 2D and 3D
The pictures represent train cables and a concrete building
’We live in a huge and doomy universe, and controlling just a tiny scaled-down part of it restores our sense of order and worth.’
Hard ground etching
and smudged ink from the verso. plate
'Structures behave like organic matter,
swarming like an anthill,
and evolving like a piece of music.'
Black pen, inks, engravings and collages on white cardboard
84,1 x 118,9 cm
In the large composition, I depicted the building process, in a kind of urban genesis.
In my view, the use of vibrant colours thoughout my work empasises the living impression of the structures.
The above quote shows the amusing contrast between the same events seen from a personal and a global point of view.
The miniature worlds embody control.
People give such importance to inconspicuous details only because they are important at their own scale.
At my scale, these miniature works represent imaginary worlds in which I can get lost.
This quote encompasses the sense of empowerment that I achieve through my practice.
The latter allows me to explore a more conceptual architecture, which is not limited by the physical laws.
One in which the structures themselves can be made similar to organic beings - cities that are dense and complex like the ones we live in today, but that feel more organic and miniaturistic.
The visionary Giovanni Battista Piranesi perceived the monuments built in the 18th century as something superhuman - a secret metaphysical poetry where the human will is inscribed in huge masonry. Piranesi symbolised indifferent human ants wandering in vast spaces and whose different groups almost never seem to communicate with each other or even perceive their respective presence.
I find it relevant to compare this architectural fantasy with our present-day world, where buildings take on a new dimension of delirium.
The citizens become microscopic and do not seem to notice that they are close to the abyss.