1. The Victory Atlas: Collages by Elena Damiani


    Elena Damiani (Lima 1979) is an artist based in London, concerned with “the conceptual significance of archives and the persistency with memory in a society fearful of forgetting”. Her practice develops along the lines of a collector of books, photographs, videos and record. All the…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/02/the-victory-atlas-collages-by-elena-damiani/

    Collage, maps, Art, Culture, Territories

  2. Lo Kyung-me’s Rooms in Black Ink


    Lo Kyung-me is a young illustrator who works primarily with black ink on silk or paper. She is currently based in New York City, but is originally from Korea. Here is a series of her works (and details of them) which include endless sequences of rooms one opened on the other and divided through…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/01/lo-kyung-mes-rooms-in-black-ink/

    Black and White, illustration, ink, korean, Art, Territories

  3. Norio Nakamura’s Simple Lines


    Norio Nakamura is a Japanese illustrator, art director, advertiser and graphic designer, head of the Norio Nakamura Production Office. His works range from posters and children books, to infographics, book covers and small objects of design all characterized by a precise and minimal style. He…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/30/norio-nakamuras-simple-lines/

    graphic, illustration, Japan, Art

  4. The Invention of Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha’s Photographs and Drawings of LA Apartments


    Ed Ruscha‘s fascination with Los Angeles was chronicled by two photographic publications the artist dedicated to the city’s gasoline stations (1963) and to its apartments (1965). The new environment and its mobile landscape deeply influenced Ruscha’s work once he moved there…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/30/the-invention-of-los-angeles-edward-ruschas-photographs-and-drawings-of-la-apartments/

    drawings, los angeles, photography, ruscha, Architecture, Art, Territories

  5. Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, the “Eastern Castle” in the Syrian Desert


    Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi or “the Eastern Castle”, (the Arabic term Qasr means a fortified structure for monitoring a region), is situated 97km North-East of Palmyra in the middle of the Syrian desert. It was built by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik between 728 and 729 on a…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/28/qasr-al-hayr-al-sharqi-the-eastern-castle-in-the-syrian-desert/

    ancient, Archeology, castle, fortification, Syria, Architecture, Territories

  6. Building Fragile Cities: Paper Models by Stephanie Beck


    Stephanie Beck produces intricate paper sculptures, topographies or maze-like invented cities which play on different scales of perception: the houses might be seen as models but they also are 1:1 sculptures or birdcages. The cut-out paper structures look at the same time like unfinished …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/27/building-fragile-cities-paper-models-by-stephanie-beck/

    cities, models, Paper, white, Architecture, Art

  7. Unnatural Perspectives by Morimura Ray


    Born in Tokyo in 1948, painter Morimura Ray graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University and began his career as a painter using abstract, geometric forms, later turning to woodblock printmaking. According to his profile description in Wikipedia France, his early career as a non-figurative artist…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/26/unnatural-perspectives-by-morimura-ray/

    drawings, illustration, Landscape, Art, Territories

  8. Illusory Etchings by István Orosz


    István Orosz (1951-) is an Hungarian graphic artist who use to apply the technique of engraving to represent architectural subjects with illusory effects. He often presents piranesian-like scenarios with an interplay of empty and filled spaces, detailed walls and superimpositions or …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/25/illusory-etchings-by-istvan-orosz/

    , Architecture, Art

  9. Dacha Rusha Project by Roman Manikhin


    Roman Manikhin works on an ongoing project of investigation on Russian traditional architecture of the countryside. His works are made with cardboard printing. Dachas (country cottages) in USSR were designed and built by the owners themselves depending on building material available, general…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/24/dacha-rusha-project-by-roman-manikhin/

    drawing, traditional, vernacular architecture, Architecture, Art, Territories

  10. Walling off the City: Jeff Konigsberg’s “Drawings for Manhattan”


    New York based artist Jeff Konigsberg is familiar with different drawings techniques and subjects. His works range from purely abstract shapes and intricate compositions of lines and wires to more documentary images with a surreal tone. His series “Drawings for Manhattan” imagines a …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/23/walling-off-the-city-jeff-konigsbergs-drawings-for-manhattan/

    Collage, drawings, New York, walls, Art

  11. Jean-Jacques Lequeu: a Visionary at the Age of Reason


    Jean-Jacques Lequeu (Architect, 1757-1825) worked in France in the same time of Etienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799) and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (1736-1806) and shared with them his faith in science and similar visionary approach, but not an equal fame. His research was even more unorthodox and …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/23/jean-jacques-lequeu-a-visionary-at-the-age-of-reason/

    drawings, France, Architecture

  12. A Settlement for Equals: The Town of Biskupin in Poland


    In 1933, a team from Poznan University led by Polish archaeologist professor Józef Kostrzewski, started a series of excavations close to Lake Biskupin in Poland. The campaign uncovered a large Iron Age settlement, dating between 750 and 500 BC, built of timber preserved in marshland at the edge …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/21/a-settlement-for-equals-the-town-of-biskupin-in-poland/

    archaeology, Poland, Architecture, Territories