(3-colour hand-printed photo litho)
“My ambition is not simply to build architecturally, but to build socialistically as well.” [Berthold Lubetkin, architect, who designed Cranbrook Estate]
The Geometry of Living series, inspired initially by the Cranbrook Estate in Bethnal Green, London (but as well many others), contemplate functionality of the modern estate architecture. It is a reflection on the relatively rapid transformation of modernist housing architecture - from grand social ideology and middle class dream housing in the sixties into, only half a century later, council estates populated by the poorest fraction of society, which very often become crime and drug hotspots.
The Geometry of Living is a project that I have been working on and off for around eight months. There are four main stages, which include: etching, aquatint, reduction linocut and the final litho prints. Please visit links below to view the previous phases: