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, Pigment Print, 2010, Artist’s proofs 1(100x100cm, Black Wood Frame)
국립현대미술관 서울관 아트존 | MMCA Seoul Branch Art Zone Edition size 155(30x30cm, Black Wood Frame)

 


Archisculpture Collage 002, Pigment Print, 2010, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 003, Pigment Print, 2010, Edition size 15

 


Archisculpture Collage 004, Pigment Print, 2011, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 005, Pigment Print, 2011, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 006, Pigment Print, 2011, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 007, Pigment Print, 2011, Edition size 15

 


Archisculpture Collage 008, Pigment Print, 2012, Sold Out

 


Archisculpture Collage 009, Pigment Print, 2012, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 010, Pigment Print, 2012, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 011, Pigment Print, 2012, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 012, Pigment Print, 2012, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 013, Pigment Print, 2012, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 014, Pigment Print, 2013
Art Space J Artist’s proof 1(135x73cm, Diasec mounted)
국립현대미술관 서울관 아트존 | MMCA Seoul Branch Art Zone Edition size 155(46x25cm, Black Wood Frame)

 


Archisculpture Collage 015, Pigment Print, 2013, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 016, Pigment Print, 2013, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 017, Pigment Print, 2013, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 018, Pigment Print, 2013, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 019, Pigment Print, 2014, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 020, Pigment Print, 2014, Edition size 5

 


Archisculpture Collage 024, 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

 


Archisculpture Collage 025, 2015, (46x32cm-edition of 300) or (142x100cm-edition of 10), archival pigment print, Edition size 310

 

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