Tag: Architecture

James Olley: Architectural Interpretations

Contemporary artist James Olley paints the familiar urban and suburban spaces that showcase architectural forms common in North American society. He uses oil, acrylic and pencil crayon on board or canvas. Olley is on exhibit at a survey of Master of Fine Arts internship award recipients at  University […]

The Critically Acclaimed Whimsy of Los Carpinteros

The Havana-based art collective Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) has created some of the most important work to emerge from Cuba in the past decade. The duo merges architecture, design, and sculpture in unexpected and often humorous ways, as in these examples of their work. Los Carpinteros website, here. […]

Alfonso Batalla: Existential Decay

Spanish photographer Alfonso Batalla’s Landscape Under Construction is a gripping series of bright, modern objects inserted into the darkness of decaying architecture. (Above, Prisoner Balls) -The Joy of Bankruptcy He considers this work existential, “showing the contradiction between ‘being oneself’ and ‘being there’ . . . and making […]