August 24, 2017
Architecture Innovation

In between sculpture and architecture, the concrete works of David Umemoto stand as studies about volume, light and shadow. Each model is a dreamy piece that evokes temporary buildings or monuments standing on far-away lands. “They refer to the archaic and the ephemeral, despite the solidity and the modernity of the medium”, Umemoto explains in his webpage. “Appearing before our eyes are pre-Columbian rock dwellings, god statues from the Andes or Easter Island, steles deteriorated by rain, remnants of modern cities having survived a cataclysm, fragments of Babylonian cities, colonial settlements brought down to their foundations, cenotaphs abandoned in the jungle…”.

The concrete models of David Umemoto
Artist: David Umemoto
Year: 2015–2017
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