Archisculpture Collage 2014-2015

Archisculpture Collage 2014-2015
Beomsik WON

René Descartes viewed as beautiful the order and coherency of structures designed by a single architect; the purpose of the Archisculpture Photo Project, however, is to create architectural sculptures by collaging photographs of diverse architectural works from various architects. In this way, Archisculpture Photos are both similar and different to the organic romanticism of old cities built through the works of myriad architects, for they represent the artist’s subjective interpretation and decisions regarding various architects’ numerous designs. If a photograph has a “punctum,” then clearly the architectural works used here will in certain ways be the artist’s “punctum” and their assemblage the Archisculpture Photo. These works may also locate and bring together structures with political, economic, or social significance, creating through the work’s “studium” the illusion of a metropolis. Like collectors who arrange and classify their acquisitions with great care, artists analyze selected city fragments gathered from here and there and with them create their sculptures. What exist now as disparate structures are reborn as beautiful sculptures which retain their diachronic or synchronic histories, or else encompass it all. As Russian film director Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein explained in relation to the montage technique, the collaging employed in this process creates through the collision of disparate elements stories that before remained beneath the surface. In essence, however, it is a photograph of a nonexistent, architectural sculpture.

 

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Archisculpture Collage 027, 2014, (70x49cm-edition of 150 or 100x70cm_edition of 150, only available on LUMAS.com) or (142x100cm-edition of 10, for all), archival pigment print, Edition size 310

 

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Archisculpture Collage 028, 2014, (70x49cm-edition of 150 or 100x70cm_edition of 150, only available on LUMAS.com) or (142x100cm-edition of 10, for all), archival pigment print, Edition size 310

 

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Archisculpture Collage 030, 2014, (70x49cm-edition of 150 or 100x70cm_edition of 150, only available on LUMAS.com) or (142x100cm-edition of 10, for all), archival pigment print, Edition size 310

 

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Archisculpture Collage 031, 2014, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5

 

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Archisculpture Collage 032, 2014, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5

 

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Archisculpture Collage 033, 2014, (46x32cm-edition of 300) or (142x100cm-edition of 10), archival pigment print, Edition size 310

 

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Archisculpture Collage 034, 2015, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5

 

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Archisculpture Collage 035, 2015, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5, also available in B&W

 

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Archisculpture Collage 038, 2014, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5, also available in B&W

 

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Archisculpture Collage 040, 2014, 70×100 or 120x171cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5
 

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Archisculpture Collage 041, 2015, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5, also available in B&W

 

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Archisculpture Collage 042, 2015, (46x32cm-edition of 300) or (142x100cm-edition of 10), archival pigment print, Edition size 310, also available in B&W

 

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Archisculpture Collage 043, 2015, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5

 

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Archisculpture Collage 044, 2015, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5, also available in B&W

 

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Archisculpture Collage 045, 2015, 100×70 or 171x120cm, archival pigment print, Edition size 5, also available in B&W

 

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