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Infinite architectural metropolises balance order and chaos in Benjamin Sack’s drawings

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#architecture
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#Labyrinth
#labyrinths
#surreal

June 23, 2021

Grace Ebert

“Wrapped up.” All images © Benjamin Sack, shared with permission

in the Benjamin SackIn s imagined environments, it is not uncommon to find angular mazes that resemble dystopian structures, buildings that are so close together that it is difficult to tell one from the next, and labyrinthine walkways that twist like fractals. The artist working with pen and ink (before) draws intricate black and white metropolises vacillating between organization and chaos: he plays with geometry, angles, and dimensions to create confusing maps of both traditional architecture and surreal additions such as treble clefs, astral shapes, and dizzying lines. and point work.

While many of Sack’s works merge past, present and future in a single display, his latest one meter wide labyrinth entitled “Roots of Being (Per Aspera ad Astra)” was created directly from last year. “This piece was a massive Daedalese undertaking that began at the beginning of the first lockdowns in March 2020 and was completed in April after receiving the first dose of the vaccine,” says artist Colossal. “A large labyrinth that stands for the era that we endured.”

Clock the time-lapse video down and go to Instagram to get a glimpse of Sacks process, and get a print in his shop.

“Tokyo, Japan”

“Roots of Being (Per Aspera ad Astra)”

Extract from “Roots of Being (Per Aspera ad Astra)”

“Manhattan”

Detail from “Leitmotiv”

“Endurance”

“Acoustic glyph”

“A sensitive chaos”

“Leitmotiv”

#architecture
#Drawing
#Labyrinth
#labyrinths
#surreal

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