Claesson Koivisto Rune is presenting Facem – a series of twelve prints. The project is derived from the artists’ passion, discussions, research and experience of architecture after close to a quarter of a century in the profession.
Architecture is not art and art is not architecture. But it is possible to find art in architecture and architecture in art. Or put in another way: It’s easy to imagine that the architect Mies van der Rohe would have been influenced by the works of artist Agnes Martin.
The grid is all about repetition, proportions, and artistic sensibility. The face of the skyscraper is its façade which is more than just its awe-inspiring height and poise. The twelve best (according to the artists) skyscraper faces have been selected and interpreted. Then adjusted (slightly altered to the artists’ liking) and abstracted into something other than architecture. In lack of better words, you may call it a search for the essence of the grid.