False Architecture

False Architecture

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For the longest time I've been searching for a good way to depict depression. In trying to steer away from the person with a sad look on his face or curled up in foetal position. The complexity of this existential angst will differ from person to person. And perhaps it's not depression that I'm trying to depict but a part of a human need which isn't being met.

Sometimes I would look at vision of architects for cities, especially the ones who depicted weird tower block where thousands of people were supposed to be living and thriving, a giant concrete ordening of grandeur and space with a shiny glass facade. Big arcade archways with grand avenues. Or giant grey blocks stacked in an odd way.

All buildings I had in mind that would depict this weird alienation are buildings that are larger in scale than human beings, yet lacking the awe inspired by a grand view like in one of Caspar David Friedrich's or the turmoil of the elements of William Turner's paintings.


For the longest time I've been searching for a good way to depict depression. In trying to steer away from the person with a sad look on his face or curled up in foetal position. The complexity of this existential angst will differ from person to person. And perhaps it's not depression that I'm trying to depict but a part of a human need which isn't being met.

Sometimes I would look at vision of architects for cities, especially the ones who depicted weird tower block where thousands of people were supposed to be living and thriving, a giant concrete ordening of grandeur and space with a shiny glass facade. Big arcade archways with grand avenues. Or giant grey blocks stacked in an odd way.

All buildings I had in mind that would depict this weird alienation are buildings that are larger in scale than human beings, yet lacking the awe inspired by a grand view like in one of Caspar David Friedrich's or the turmoil of the elements of William Turner's paintings.


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Yet, instead of putting them in an entire city, they would exist on their own. In empty desolate landscapes.  As a juxtaposition between the grand visions of architects like Le Corbusier and later Brutalists.

As for me the image of an ideal and clean and pretty much pre-ordained society as depicted by these architects and city planners for me epitomizes a connection lost to our fellow people and environment.

Yet, instead of putting them in an entire city, they would exist on their own. In empty desolate landscapes.  As a juxtaposition between the grand visions of architects like Le Corbusier and later Brutalists.

As for me the image of an ideal and clean and pretty much pre-ordained society as depicted by these architects and city planners for me epitomizes a connection lost to our fellow people and environment.

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Gradually upon getting more deep into my research I developed an appreciation for the crudeness of Brutalism.  I think in hindsight, other than an exercise in looking at architecture a bit differently, this concept has not really delivered yet.

´╗┐Gradually upon getting more deep into my research I developed an appreciation for the crudeness of Brutalism.  I think in hindsight, other than an exercise in looking at architecture a bit differently, this concept has not really delivered yet.

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All of these works have been made with Cinema 4D, Octane render engine & Photoshop.

2016

All of these works have been made with Cinema 4D, Octane render engine & Photoshop.  2016

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