1. "In my pictures, I think you, the viewer, become the isolated one"


      John Register (1939-1996) was an American painter who left suddenly his previous career in advertising and became a full time artist. His sunlit interiors miss any living human presence, but are populated with chairs and desks resting in stillness. Register’s empty motel rooms and …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/16/in-my-pictures-i-think-you-the-viewer-become-the-isolated-one/

    California, Interiors, light, Paintings, realism, Architecture, Art

  2. Les Immatériaux (an exhibition of Jean François Lyotard at the Centre Pompidou, 1985)


    30 years are passed since a historic exhibition took place at the Centre Pompidou (specifically at the Centre de Création industrielle). Curated by Jean François Lyotard and Thierry Chaput, Les Immatériaux (1985) was later identified as an inauguration of the Post-Modern, and an important mi…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/16/les-immateriaux-an-exhibition-of-jean-francois-lyotard-at-the-centre-pompidou-1985/

    exhibition, postmodern, Architecture, Art, Culture, Media, Sounds, Technology, Territories

  3. Life Through Screens: Wanda Koop’s Monumental Paintings


    Wanda Koop is a Canadian artist known for her monumental-scale paintings which are usually combined with poetic videos and performances in large multimedia installations. Violent color palettes are employed to paint urban or natural scenes where the human presence is reduced to small black s…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/13/life-through-screens-wanda-koops-monumental-paintings/

    fluo, landscapes, Paintings, Art, Technology, Territories

  4. Entirely Ordinary Variations on a Theme Drawn by Nigel Peake


    Nigel Peake has a background in architecture but prefers to draw everyday things who surround him. He is a prolific watercolour illustrator who has published a vast hand-drawn body of work (mainly for Princeton Architectural Press and Analogue Books) and provided drawings for many other…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/09/entirely-ordinary-variations-on-a-theme-drawn-by-nigel-peake/

    drawings, Architecture, Art

  5. 120 Doors by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen (2003)


    Following the previous post on the isometric environments created by Franka Hörnschemeyer, here we propose a relatively old installation by Chilean office Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects, featuring a similar concept. The 120 Doors Pavilion, installed in Ecuador Park, in the city of …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/08/120-doors-by-pezo-von-ellrichshausen-2003/

    doors, installation, Architecture, Art, Territories

  6. Franka Hörnschemeyer’s Isotropic Environments


      Franka Hörnschemeyer is an artist who lives and works in Berlin. Her plan drawings lie between graphic sketches and architectural projection: they look like textures, but they also reveal the potential of constructing a movable space, fragmented and continuous at the same time. Some of he…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/07/franka-hornschemeyers-isotropic-environments/

    drawings, installations, plans, Architecture, Art, Territories

  7. Cities Reassembled by Mister Mourau


    Mister Mourao (aka Vasco Mourao) is a Portuguese architect turned into a freelance illustrator with (as he explains) “a tendency for obsessive drawing“. His methodical and detailed illustrations represent real or invented structures and buildings always from different perspectives. …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/06/cities-reassembled-by-mister-mourau/

    Black and White, drawings, Architecture, Art, Territories

  8. The Imaginary City of Tamponville (Aurélien Debat and Marc Kauffmann)


    Tamponville is an imaginary city created by French illustrator Aurélien Debat and architect Marc Kauffmann. The duo collaborated for the creation of 47 rubber stamps (tampons, in French), through which it is possible to print a set of shapes, textures and architectural elements. A possibly in…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/05/the-imaginary-city-of-tamponville-aurelien-debat-and-marc-kauffmann/

    illustration, Architecture, Art, Territories

  9. Unnamed Road, by Jungjin Lee (2010-2012)


    “There, what I wished to do was to ‘gaze’ at the presence of the land, without being affected by its accumulated sorrow and desires, without adding my personal thoughts, like the silence of an olive tree that has been standing long histories” Jungjin Lee   Jungjin Lee, a photographer born i…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/07/04/unnamed-road-by-jungjin-lee-2010-2012/

    conflict, israel, photography, west bank, Art, Culture, Territories

  10. Section Drawings by Céline Jesberger and Pierre-Louis Filippi


    Two former students of ours, at the Atelier we teached in with Luca Galofaro two years ago, (dedicated to “Religion”), Céline and Pierre-Louis proved to have a fine architectural and artistic sensibility. We’d like to propose here on Socks a series of hand drawn cross-sections t…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/06/23/section-drawings-by-celine-jesberger-and-pierre-louis-filippi/

    Architecture, drawings, Architecture, Art, Culture

  11. Mary Miss’s 1977–1978 Perimeters/Pavilions/Decoys


    Mary Miss (1944), pioneer of land art, focuses her outdoor interventions on the experience of the individual moving in a particular landscape; her environmental artworks, incorporating architectural materials (wood, metal, concrete…), “create situations emphasizing a site’s history, …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/06/22/mary-misss-1977-1978-perimeterspavilionsdecoys/

    , Architecture, Art, Territories

  12. Reinventing Monumentaly: the Competition for the District of Les Halles by A.Monestiroli (1979)


    The troubled history of Les Halles district in Paris is about to enter another chapter with the imminent completion of the new building designed by French office Berger & Anziutti. Almost forgotten, a powerful ‘absolute architecture’ project stood out in the 1979 competition,…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/06/20/reinventing-monumentaly-the-competition-for-the-district-of-les-halles-by-a-monestiroli-1979/

    , Architecture, Territories