by Olalekan Jeyfious
Killer graphic output focused on the intersection of art and architectural representation. Incredibly beautiful work. I sense the influence of Lebbeus Woods, Wes Jones, and Neil Denari at work here, yet the work is utterly fresh and vibrant, not at all derivative.
This series contains abstracted planimetric drawings and eerily-serene cityscapes that suggest the changing contours of urban settlements. They represent an idea of a degenerate futurism, yet one might find similar typologies and scenes in places such as the favelas of Brazil and North Africa, and in overpopulated cities such as Lagos, Mexico City, and Mumbai. Though outputted digitally, the drawings possess a textured and painterly quality as a result of combining hand-drawn sketches, industrial textures, surfaces of deteriorated paper, and digital architectural models.
A constant interplay between digital and analog processes is important in my work, resulting in a highly layered set of documents. The drawings presented here started out as digital images that were outputted, sketched and drawn over, and scanned back into the computer in order to be retraced, textured, and layered.
first spotted via The Vague Redhead