sebastian weiss presents his latest visual series titled ‘white sculptures’. in this project, the german photographer explores the boundary between architecture and sculpture typically articulated in the unique style of spanish architect santiago calatrava.
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sebastian weiss has always been fascinated by the structural grandeur depicted in each of calatrava’s projects. in fact, the overlap of sculptural and architectural layers seem to complement each other and even merge harmoniously into one language. particularly, with the effect of sunlight, the buildings appear to be arranged in a light-space dimension — with intriguing plays of shadow and pattern.
documented in 2016, the photographic series highlights calatrava’s buildings of the ciudad de las artes y de las ciencias (city of arts and sciences) in valencia like vivid corporeal objects which contain filigree but strictly systematic structures. therefore, weiss’ intention with this image sequence is to carve out the dynamics of the stylistic vocabulary embedded in the ensemble of those buildings.
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