Capturing the Quiet Power of LEGO Rooms
April 24, 2012
What would you get if you were to take the hedonist-asceticism of Peter Zumthor’s and SANAA’s white-out minimalism and combine them with sets of Legos? Brazilian artist and photographer Valentino Fialdini‘s miniature Lego rooms, which, despite their tiny dimensions, appear like vast empty chambers whose luminous marble-like walls reflect the white light streaming through the ceiling and side-wall apertures. Fialdini crafts his subjects with meticulous care, paying great attention to the exact proportions of his minuscule spaces and to the framing of light within them, both of which amplify the likeness between these ‘plastic’ (pun very much intended) architectures and their full-scale counterparts. The camera lens is positioned at the eye level of a spectator who stands at the center of each room, in accordance with the mechanistic laws and humanist bias of Renaissance perspective. In the words of the artist, in these quiet plastic palaces, “nothing is out of place”.
[via Junk Culture]