Marianna Guernieri
February 21, 2018
Architecture Visual arts

Amsterdam-based graphic designer and artist Pauline Van Buringen captures urban landscapes and architecture. “A simple construction can really surprise me from a particular point of view or with a special light,” she explains. “Observing intensively, can make any subject interesting. As a result, there is much to discover in all different, ordinary places. And of course there are a lot of these places everywhere.”

Her subjects vary from famous International Style buildings in The Netherlands to engineering masterpieces worldwide. Some of the architectures spotted include the former Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam, designed by Johannes Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt in 1931, designated World Heritage Site in 2014. The Central Station in Amsterdam desienged by Pierre Cuypers in 1889 (Cuypers also designed the city’s Rijksmuseum), and the Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift in Scotland, opened in 2002. In Amsterdam she has depicted the EYE Film Institute Netherlands designed by Austrian architects Roman Delugan ed Elke Delugan-Meissl (2012), the Hilversum Town Hall designed by Willem Marinus Dudok (1931), the RAI Parking by Benthem Crouwel Architects (2016) and the Bimhuis concert hall designed by 3XN architects in 2005.

City scapes
Artist: Pauline Van Buringen
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See also Oil paintings and contemporary interiors