Ana Frois is a Portuguese architect and self-taught illustrator. Her drawings place together archetypal architectures with natural elements and small pieces of an intimate universe. The house, isolated and collective, is one of her recurring subjects: usually drawn with an almost childish trait, it floats in a symbolic sphere which reminds some of Louise Bourgeois’ paper works. The artist’s interest in minimal habitat comes from an “academic research on the idea of the Minimum Living Space in contemporary art and architecture” she is currently conducting as she revealed to the Danish magazine “I Do Art“. Traces of her research are visible through the drawings and when she subtly references the Walden’s cabin as well, the Olgiati’s house for a Musician or a stylized Absalon’s cell.
All images © Ana Frois