Yes, you read that correctly, architecture! What I do is play with forms from architecture to create patterns and then use them as replacement for skin or clothing. I made this series based on art and architecture I saw on a trip I made to Spain at this time. Believe it or not I used an APP! Easy as 1, 2 3 if you have an idea… and sometimes it just magically happens…you just have to be paying attention so you can get the best part of it.
I am blessed with an artist’s eye. How could I not with the artistic mother I have! This had its pros and cons as with everything in life… I even fell into one of her oil paintings when I was around 5 and was covered in oil paints from head to toe… what came after was excruciating for me as my mother was furious (with very good reason as I had ruined her painting) and she removed the paint from my arms and legs using a very hard brush and the dissolver of oil paint… then soap. I will never forget that day… it’s so funny to me now… you could say I got that artistic eye the hard way!
So this piece:
is based on this building, “El Palacio de Comunicaciones” from Madrid, Spain:
And this one:
was based on the rosy complexion of “Palau de la Música Catalana” in Barcelona
Now onto artists…I love doing these! It’s so much fun! It’s almost as if I go along with Il-woo inside one of the paintings… like Mary Poppins!
From Ferdinanf Léger “The bridge” from 1923″
From Monet’s “Seine close to Giverny Sunrise:”
From Van Gogh’s “Les Vessenots en Auvers” from 1890:
From Victor Vasarely “Dirac” from 1970: