Bas Princen’s Suspended Landscapes

Rotterdam-based Bas Princen, trained as an architect, is a photograph interested in capturing the suspended state in which architecture “happens” in the territory, ambiguously aiming to construction or destruction.

“With his photographs of giant construction sites and apparently absurd human artefacts he describes the oddity of human civilizations’”. (iGNANT)

“I go out to find photographs […] in which the artificial and the natural take each other’s forms and in which one is unable to see if things are being constructed or destroyed. I think that is the most interesting thing that can be said right now about the cities in which we live, and the landscapes in which we dwell (and vice versa).” Bas Princen.

Via: iGNANT and MVDOblog.

Watch: “Bas Princen Architectural Landscapes” a video interview on Dezeen.

All images © Bas Princen, courtesy of Van Kranendonk Gallery.

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