Australian artist Joshua Smith’s 1:20 scale reproductions of the grubby, characterful inner city architecture of Hong Kong, Sydney and Los Angeles. Each MDF card and plastic building takes several months to create.
Of this sinuous, extrapolation of the architecture of Osaka in japan, artist/filmmaker collaborative AUJIK sez:
Spatial Bodies depicts the urban landscape and architectural bodies as an autonomous living and self replicating organism. Domesticated and cultivated only by its own nature. A vast concrete vegetation, oscillating between order and chaos.
Music composed by Daisuke Tanabe.
Of his impressive work, which he describes as ‘sketching with a bandsaw’, McNabb sez:
I compare hyperrealistic painting to fine woodworking. Both are slow, tedious, detail oriented process that require great care and consideration through every stage of making. In contrast, I compare my style of rapid bandsaw mark making to the fast paced nature of spray can art. It’s my attempt at “urban woodworking”.
Australian artist Sean Edward Whelan left Oz to teach English in Joetsu, Niigata, Japan where he also works as an illustrator, creating (among other things) these beautiful pencil drawings of anthropomorphised traditional Japanese buildings, bridges and lanterns.
‘Rural City’ by German street artist EVOL: a feature of this year’s MS Dockville Festival. An ‘urban X’ excavated over eight days in a field outside Hamburg, the final hyper-real finish was achieved with stencils, but you’d never guess.
Check out his Dresden series for flip’s sake. The guy’s a genius.