mai li bernard builds brutalist architectural compositions from colored sticky notes
 
mai li bernard builds brutalist architectural compositions from colored sticky notes mai li bernard builds brutalist architectural compositions from colored sticky notes
sep 11, 2016

mai li bernard builds brutalist architectural compositions from colored sticky notes

 

artist and illustrator mai li bernard has completed a sequence of colorful compositions that depict brutalist architectural buildings using sticky notes. the series of ‘archi-gommettes’ (archi-stickers) comprises imagined structures and fictional forms made of carefully cut geometries and singular shapes.

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the industrial-style structures imagined by mai li bernard include some of the most archetypal features of brutalism — repeated modular elements, imposing forms, and visible building functions. triangular, square, circular and rectangular cut-outs are assembled into monolithic edifices and angular anatomies. juxtaposing the sometimes severe appearance of brutalist buildings, bernard has chosen a colorful palette of bright pink, yellow, blue and green that give the architectural style a novel and lively quality.

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