This series started off with a concise collection of photos and videos of a site I that I visited myself: the tomb of Atreus in Mycenae, Greece.
With a strong belief in such ‘experience’ of a such space, the experience of a site with a rich past constitutes the thread through the revival of that past, through the drawing process.
Guided by a sequence of successive drawings, the answer to the question how an architecture can evolve throughout the past is sought.
By actively using historical archetypal elements in my drawings, aspects of time are explored, apart from historical classification and taxonomy. This way, my work emphasizes the paradoxical agreement between intuition and tradition.
This is not only achieved by using very strict archetypes, but mainly by letting them transform so that spatial qualities arise and more uniqueness and identity find their way in the design.
By drawing at eye level from a one-point perspective, it is the experienced space that prevails in the design process. What manifests itself is an architecture that gradually includes more and new spatial qualities and atmospheres without losing its (implicit) coherence with the (entire) history.
Re-collecting Architecture (V) and (VII) has been selected and exhibited at Price for VIsual Arts ’16 Harelbeke, Belgium.
Soot on white paper