POINT OF ATTENTION
At the first glance it may seem to be a dichotomy, a strong contrast between nature in its pure form, and the coldness of a steel and glass building.
However, there are similarities between nature or “structures in nature” and “man-made structures”. I am not talking here only about Vernacular architecture or Organic buildings whose shape or function mimics nature.
When I am talking about similarities, I do not mean the visual or structural similarities. In my view the biggest similarities are related to creation and beauty.
Both the Universe and the humans are Creating, and besides functionality both are creating Beauty. A flower is not only important due to its intrinsic roles of feeding insects, birds, animals and humans, a flower is beauty. Equally, a building does not just offer a certain functionality, but it shows the creator's desire to create beauty.
In my artworks I have tried to recreate this analogy. Hence, I reproduced the buildings using a HD print on aluminium, precise and cold, while the nature is presented by a warmer print on photographic paper.
Collage: HD print on aluminium with photographic paper