ARCHISCULPTURE COLLAGE

Archisculpture Collage
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.

 


Archisculpture Collage 001, 2010. Archival Pigment Print, 100x100cm or 30x30cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 002, 2010. Archival Pigment Print, 50x50cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 003, 2010. Archival Pigment Print, 50x50cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 004, 2011. Archival Pigment Print, 50x50cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 005, 2011. Archival Pigment Print, 50x50cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 006, 2011. Archival Pigment Print, 50x50cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 007, 2011. Archival Pigment Print, 50x50cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 008, 2012. Archival Pigment Print, 100×70 or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 009, 2012. Archival Pigment Print, 100×70 or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 010, 2012. Archival Pigment Print, 70×100 or 120x171cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 011, 2012. Archival Pigment Print, 100×70 or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 012, 2012. Archival Pigment Print, 100×53 or 171x91cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 013, 2012. Archival Pigment Print, 100×70 or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 014, 2013. Archival Pigment Print, 46×25 or 135x73cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 015, 2013. Archival Pigment Print, 70×100 or 120x171cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 016, 2013. Archival Pigment Print, 100×70 or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 017, 2013. Archival Pigment Print, 100×70 or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 018, 2013. Archival Pigment Print, 100×38 or 171x65cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 019, 2014. Archival Pigment Print, 70×100 or 120x171cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 020, 2014. Archival Pigment Print, 100×70 or 171x120cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 024, 2014. Archival Pigment Print, 70x49cm or 100x70cm or 142x100cm

 


Archisculpture Collage 025, 2014. Archival Pigment Print, 46x32cm or 142x100cm

 

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