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Archist by Federico Babina

Iconic works from artists including Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Marcel Duchamp and more are reinterpreted as cross-sectional drawings of buildings in this series from Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina The collection of 27 images, entitled Archist, playfully interprets the styles and themes of some of the world’s greatest artists including Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro, and imagines them as architectural forms. Babina explores the symbiotic relationship between architecture and art, and how they would interact with each other. “Art and architecture are disciplines that speak and lightly touch each other,” explained Babina. “The definition and function of architecture is changing constantly with the development of contemporary art.” Sliced images of Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych are spread across rooms decorated in bright colours with two Campbell’s tomato soup cans placed atop the rectangular building. Damien Hirst’s 2005 piece Wrath of God featuring a shark set in formaldehyde and his colourful dot series Mickey are used to bring a modular building to life. An eclectic and almost random arrangement of shapes make up the …

ARCHISET by Federico Babina

Archiset by Federico Babina are illustrated film sets which are made to represent doll houses. The backdrops then begins to play with one’s imagination together with the movie’s characters from the movies. The collection consists of seventeen images of Banina’s favorite movie set interiors. In the drawings, the canvas of the cinema and architecture begin to merge into a single frame and start to speak the same language. Typically, in a movie we discover the spaces through the camera movement that reveals the spaces where the main characters live. Babina enters in on tiptoe through the drawing in the rooms and environments where there’s the film’s life: he touches objects, he looks through the windows, he open doors. Each item participates in the script and helps the development of the plot. A half-full glass on a table reveals clues and becomes part of the puzzle that makes up the story. In these films every room has a style and a defined personality and contains surprises and unexpected details. They are like big magic boxes full …