Untitled #6

This image was published on pg.71 of the book Flash Forward 2006!

  •   $250
    | 11"x14"
      Edition of 150
  •   $500
    | 16"x20"
      Edition of 50
  •   $800
    | 20"x24"
      Edition of 25
  •   $1,500
    | 30"x40"
      Edition of 5

The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Joakim Borén
Untitled #6, 2005
from the series Monoliths

Monoliths explores monumental architecture of the 20th century and ask visual questions about contemporary architecture’s relationship to society and the continuous quandary of social housing.

Modernism’s basic principles and the succeeding Brutalist architecture afterwards, were based on a “truth to materials”  and an "anti-aesthetic" approach that changed contemporary architecture and culture forever. Tower blocks were built all over the United Kingdom during the mid-20th century as economically depressed (and World War II ravaged) communities sought inexpensive construction and design methods for low-cost housing. These towers were offering "a new model for living" with houses for the masses and comfortable streets in the sky. It was one of the most controversial housing schemes in UK history and has come to symbolize the failure of a utopian dream.

Architecture and photography blend together in this series to create a distinct liaison between the large format camera’s attention to detail and use of artificial lighting to enhance the internal structures of this geometric and simple architecture. At night, the photographs ability to capture  light reveals a view the human eye cannot register, and forms an ethereal ambiguity where grey concrete structures in depopulated spaces become even more apparent as the monolithic structures that they are.

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