Honorable Mention / 2016 / Fine Art / Abstract

impossible architectures

  • Photographer
    Alexandru Crisan

The ‘Impossible architectures’ photographs are part of a larger series entitled
‘Impossible Worlds’, started a few years ago, which is a long-term open-ended project
structured on three different tiers. The sequence that I’m presenting in this entry puts
under a hyper-realist intimate scrutiny several architectural images. The mirroring
applied to the original images accentuates the inherent dual nature of the subject and
creates a new potential space of self-integration, thus giving birth to new impossible
architectural disclosures. The reflected image is, in fact, a new-born architectural space
that enriches the world of the imaginary, highlighting the infinite possibilities to dream
on. The world of dreams, the most intimate of spaces, becomes a never-ending speculation -
perhaps a little Freudian, but nonetheless nourishing. It is not a haze, but a daydream,
within which different scenarios may be played-out by the viewer’s imagination.

Alexandru Crisan (b. Bucharest, Romania 1978) is a visual artist specialized in fine art photography. He received his first film camera when he was 12 years old, and, a quarter of a century later, still has a soft spot for the black and white prints. An architect by formal education, his professional career in photography began in 2008 and since then, he has focused on completing and promoting his eclectic art projects. More details on: https://alexandru-crisan.com/

Awards Alexandru Crisan's works are present in art galleries around the world and have been published in international peer-reviewed magazines. In the last years his works received several international awards and nominations. His fine art photography prints are held mostly in privately owned collections and galleries. More details on: https://alexandru-crisan.com/awards/