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Architectural Practice  

A couple of the preoccupations in painting are form and space, which it obviously has in common with architecture. I became aware that my work and the structures that I was generating in my paintings had a relation to architecture whether it was primitive enclosures, floors, grids or windows. The relationship to contemporary architecture became more obvious when I started to consider how are the forms of buildings are generated? I pondered on how the development of engineering and new materials has enabled new structures to be built and the preference of architects to use computers to generate line and to present their perceptions of space. Among other things these new techniques have freed up architectural drawing but now that the drawing has been freed up from conventional constraints it seems to have become reliant on computers which heavily influences the aesthetics.

All regular musings for students of architecture but it became personal when I saw Zaha Hadid talking about how her interest in architecture expressed itself in her paintings and she inspired me then to think of my work, in the reverse, in architectural terms.

The Publishing Technology commission was a progression of this work.



 

 

 

 

 

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