Richard Giblett (B.1966, Hong Kong), an artist living and working in Melbourne, creates bi and three-dimensional works as explorations of urban environments. Over-development, growth and dystopia are recurring themes in his axonometric projections, which depict new found cities from a vantage point, with simple geometries as though computer rendered. The built structures in Giblett’s scenario appears as complex algorithms of growth signifying a distinct urban strategy.
The work of Richard Giblett highlights the similarities between our organic and constructed worlds and plays them against one another as opposing forces. Inviting us to contemplate our global, spatial and economic future, the tension between harmonious and conflicting renderings of built and natural environments invokes a dual sense of chaos and calm. Despite the fundamentally apocalyptic view presented in Giblett’s works, negativity is circumvented by the pure aesthetic enjoyment of the objects he creates. (Melissa Loughnan, from “Architectural algorithms“, Curve magazine, Issue 25, 2008)
Texts, from Richard Giblett’s website