(afm.: 300 x 300 x 300 cm) Collezione Museo Cantonale d'ArteLugano
"The work of Ian Monroe investigates the structures and infrastructures that facilitate and manipulate our interface with the inherent geometry of the built environment (translation: plays games with architecture)." (txt: Charles Darwent)
"Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape. Trained as an architect, he has portrayed the history and evolution of the land from vast agricultural patterns to city grids, recording changes brought about by human intervention and natural processes. His powerful and descriptive images provide clues to understanding the relationship between the natural and constructed environments." (txt: www.alexmaclean.com)
"Ervinck's looming sculptures, Eitoza (2009) and Yarotube (2007-2008), each straddle the boundary between the heavy weight of physical existence and the ethereal, superficial lightness that we often see in computer graphics. Their signature color, an artificial yellow, gives little away in terms of what these things are. Is Yarotube a reticulated oil pipeline or just the building infrastructure gone wild, like mushrooms? The work literally has no openings. It is strangely closed off, impenetrable, even while seeming to reference the ultra-connected internet culture that has taken shape over the last 15 years. Eitoza rises precariously from the black floor where a pattern is painted, organic and abstract." (txt: www.berlinberlin.info)
www.katharinagrosse.com"Katharina Grosse (°1961, lives and works in Berlin) works through a fusion of painting with architecture and sculpture. She produces a physically immersive experience for the viewer, choosing to work directly onto walls and objects using an industrial spray gun." (txt: gow langsford gallery)
"This is 'Chicago', a fake Arab town built by Israel in the middle of the Negev desert to train its military forces in urban warfare. To create this alternative universe, Palestinian architecture has been carefully scrutinized. Roads and alleyways have been constructed to mimic the layout of towns like Ramallah and Nablus." (txt: Pruned)
"The artwork of Nathan Abels is influenced by a sense of place, the organization of both public and private space, and finding content in places that are typically overlooked."
"In het werk van Piet Tuytel (°1956, NL) is vrijwel alles gerelateerd aan de menselijke maat. Door de formele en industriële uitstraling van zijn werk valt het niet direct op maar ondanks de fysieke absentie is de mens overal voelbaar in zijn werk. Tuytel gebruikt industriële gebruiksvoorwerpen als drager voor zijn beelden." (deel uit tekst van Jan Maarten Voskuil)
"Mark Benett (°1956, Los Angeles) presents architectural drawings of movie homes from films like "Psycho", "Lost In Space" and "Batman". According to Bennett "The houses are not merely backdrops but are just as important as the characters". The artist's central concept is that, in each of these movies, the specific architectural setting actually dictates aspects of the plot and structures the actions played out within its spaces."