federico babina intersects art with stylistically similar architecture
federico babina intersects art with stylistically similar architecture federico babina intersects art with stylistically similar architecture
sep 03, 2014

federico babina intersects art with stylistically similar architecture

federico babina intersects art with stylistically similar architecture
all images courtesy of federico babina




in his latest series of illustrations, federico babina has united the fields of architecture and fine art to create ‘ARTISTECT’ — a collection of 25 images which parallel famous painters and celebrated structures. chosen for their overlapping of styles and creative approaches, the mash-ups allow famed buildings by shigeru ban, zaha hadid and SANAA to assume metaphysical, cubist, dadaist and surrealist compositions. ‘these images are a metaphor for an imagined and imaginary dialogue between creative minds‘ babina describes ‘le corbusier talks with picasso and kandinsky discusses with wright.’

federico babina: ARTISTECT
miró x SANAA




at first glance, the audience is able to quickly recognize the artist — joan miró’s organic forms and sol lewitt’s geometric ‘wall drawing #564’ are instantly recognizable. it is only after focusing on the details that the viewer can understand the architectural content hidden within.

federico babina: ARTISTECT
magritte x diller scofidio

federico babina: ARTISTECT
christo x shigeru ban

federico babina: ARTISTECT
de chirico x ando

federico babina: ARTISTECT
picasso x le corbusier

federico babina: ARTISTECT
haring x neutelings

federico babina: ARTISTECT
braque x gehry

federico babina: ARTISTECT
malevich x hadid



  • When the great cultural triage of decentralization arrives in a few years vacant ‘me to creations’ like this won’t make the cut. Much of todays art work is simply a leveraging of pop cultural crap. Jeff Koons’ balloon dog is a good example.

    Kenneth Smythe says:

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