January 4, 2013
D’ville 001 (2012)
Do you often find yourself in buildings that, well, make too much sense? The Belgian photographer Filip Dujardin has long been tantalizing us with his digital composites of fanciful houses with multiplying roofs, illogical cantilevers, castles consisting only of walls, and geometric prisons of stone with no visible way in or out. Often set in romantic landscapes loaded with old-world texture, Dujardin’s impossible architecture is at once pastoral and panic-inducing, like a fairy-tale world designed by a slightly malicious Escher.
On February 7, San Francisco’s Highlight Gallery will kick off its solo exhibition of Dujardin’s photos. Here’s a preview of the works in the show, which will be open through March 29. Check them out!