NEW WORK / BRUTALIST DREAMS 

BRUTALIST PLATFORMS FOR SELF REFLECTION

Work for the Cairo Biennale

ZIGGURAT QUARTET ~ 24in X 36in ~ print on aluminum ~ 3/10 ~ rroesch©2018


PLATFORM 15 1/20 ~ 17in X 33in ~ print on arches paper ~ rroesch©2018


PLATFORM 14 ~ 17in X 33in ~ drawing on arches paper ~ rroesch©2019


A PLATFORM FOR QUIET REFLECTION ~ 14inH X 28inW X 13.5inD ~ 3D printed object, covered with lexan, blue LED lighted, and steel and stainless steel handholds

BRUTALIST PLATFORMS FOR QUIET CONTEMPLATION

For the past fifty years I produced work in the post-modernist tradition. In one moment an instant of clarity came over me, and I found myself enveloped in the Brutalist movement. The architectural structures I was looking at were calling to me. I found myself making drawings and building 3D printed models of the places that seemed to me, to be safe, quiet, and protected from the ravages of the world we live in. Heavy structures, poured concrete with polished stainless steel or polychromed slender spires Identified this new work. Stairways leading to no place in particular Excited me. A structure so personally imposing that the everydayness of my life disappeared into the structure that consumed me,

~ roesch ©2015/19

PLATFORM 02A/SELF REFLECTION
PLATFORM 02B/SELF REFLECTION
PLATFORM 02C/SELF REFLECTION