impossible architecture by filip dujardin impossible architecture by filip dujardin
jan 02, 2013

impossible architecture by filip dujardin

filip dujardin
highlight gallery, san francisco
on from 7th february through til march 29th, 2013


belgian artist filip dujardin is also an architectural photographer by profession and extends his fascination with the artform through his fictional building series – his latest works being shown as part of his solo exhibition at highlight gallery in san francisco. dujardin’s photomontages are a collection of impossible structures created using a digital collaging technique from photographs of real buildings in and around ghent, belgium.


most of his architectural creations are structurally implausible, however, seem perfectly ordinary at first glance, revealing their absurdity only as the viewer notices missing or incongruous details. the opus lays claim to his belgian cultural heritage, referencing surrealists such as rené magritte and raoul servais – carefully weaving the surreal into the rich urban language. 

‘untitled #5’ by filip dujardin

‘untitled #2’

‘untitled #20’

‘untitled #8’

‘untitled #6’

part of ‘architectures imaginaires’ series

‘untitled #19’

part of ‘architectures imaginaires’ series

‘untitled #28’

‘untitled #9’


  • You have to love irony. ..but is #8 is too realistic. ‘Rock between Houses’ is my favorite. Wonderful stuff.


    JimCan says:
  • Horrible and senseless

    Diego Alcenso Lemos says:
  • comment inventer des monstres

    geza says:
  • some of these would make incredible zombie apocalypse shelters. Especially #19 – one way in, one way out.

    parker says:
  • Love it. Very clever concept.

    douglas says:
  • Do not see an actual idea in the statement. It would be very similar to Philipp Schaerer’s “Bildbauten” work. But recent had a strong concept behind, maybe not that intricate or pleasing to spectators eye and mind.

    J says:
  • I know a country that could have done the same photos without Photoshop.
    Great work!

    javier says:
  • in poland it’s possible.

    yurek says:
  • a lucid and disturbing comment on how architecture can be – while being highly esthetical photo art. great!

    tico says:
  • Love it…..!

    doubled says:
  • coult be build, should b build

    kooten says:
  • some of the best architecture I’ve ever seen

    jota says:
  • the buildings are amazing … I live happily in any one of these buildings

    jota says:
  • Really an amazing work. Congratulations.

    Bbert says:
  • Gute Arbeit, kreativ! gefällt mir besonders das letzte.

    René Düsel says:
  • Fabulous.
    I love it.

    OmiOmiO says:
  • great!

    png says:
  • Untitled #6 is dramatically similar to one of the Kowloon Walled City buildings

    Francesco says:
  • Creative!
    Appreciate the inventiveness.

    Roland says:
  • yeah !. great work.

    Daniel says:

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