Distorted architecture by Victor Enrich
Spanish artist Victor Enrich’s work is a constant manifest about one same subject: the City, through photomanipulation of distorted architecture.
The city, not only understood as the very well-known process of adding, subtracting or modifying spaces for all sorts of human activities but also as a complex system of nodes that involve and connect everybody’s blurry dreams, exacerbate passions, fearful nightmares or even tedious social life.
The self-determination of the buildings manifested in the uniqueness of its combination of proportions, materials and functions behaves as the starting point of an investigative path towards the discovery of the forgotten soul of the city.
Each part of the city acts as a catalyst of feelings, ideas and digressions that, once after its empowered soul emerges, becomes alive, unrestricted from norms, ready to fly into new, yet unexplored shapes.
In cities, most spaces are achieved only by replication, thus maximizing the sublime contradiction of imitation as a source of creation. Knowing this ruthless law, Enrich sets himself the duty to witness the gravity of the urban soul while it changes from an understood shape into an intellectual experiment.
He expels newborn shapes as if they were already elderly, always through a permeable decay towards the assumption of the volume.
Images courtesy of Victor Enrich