Kritische Beurteilung zwanghafter gegenwärtiger Trends in der Architekturrepräsentation.
The drawing series named "Lollipop Neoclassicism' was inspired by the landscape works of English Architect and Landscape Architect William Kent, who was an advocate of the English landscape garden during the 18th Century.
The English garden typically included a lake, undulating lawns populated with trees, with a backdrop of classical temples, Gothic ruins, bridges, and other Follie-based architecture. The works of the painters such as Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin informed the style and feel for the English garden.
This set of drawings summarizes personal observations in the academic architectural field from the past couple of years and functions as critical assessment of current obsessive trends in architectural academic representation. The result of an ongoing feeling of a lack of critical dialogue in regards to program, function and activities initiated this visual capture in the form of axonometric and oblique drawings. This non-existing dialogue in regards to program, function and meaningful activities forced a 'movement' what I like to call ‘lollipop-ification’ of trivial, non-critical ‘architecture’. Shapes, colors and patterns rule. Program sucks. The 'Lollipop Neoclassicism' drawing series aims to capture this programmatic void by showcasing non-programmed architectural neoclassical follies, that feel lost in space, absurd and superficial. Any or no activity can happen, therefore, we 'lollipop' it and make it attractive and tasty by adding color and spices (patterns).
Enjoy the colors, they don’t taste good but function as candy for the eyes.
Don't take this too seriously, seriously.
36" x 27"
Wood frame, painted finish, lollipop white