The Gravity-Neutral Space Between

Illustration // Friday, 13 May 2011
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Naomi Reis's work features parallel architectural universes assembled from the detritus of discarded utopias and realized paleo-futuristic structures. Taking compositional and aesthetic cues from Japanese painting (in particular the graphic flatness or frontal qualities) and Western pre-computer era architectural drawings, she's adapted manual drafting techniques to explore these worlds. Meticulously built up from hundreds of fragments hand-placed and assembled into compositions, these pieces float in the gravity-neutral space between reality and the imagination.
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