Marie Antoinette once said that “there is nothing new except what has been forgotten,” which is a rather pessimistic view on the world but one that does ring a little true when it comes to architectural photography.
For too long we’ve seen people capture the same aerial images of popular landmarks or generic snapshots of Brutalist buildings, so when someone comes along and offers an interesting appreciation of architectural photography, we like it. That is exactly what we’ve found with Csizik Balázs and his latest series, Urban Suprematism.
“I studied graphic design, and I’m interest in abstract photographs, like the works of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, so I started researching the connections between abstract photography and the traditional art forms like painting, and graphic design,” explains Csizik. For his latest series, Urban Suprematism, Csizik Balázs combines the visual language of both graphic design and photography to study the meeting points of constructivist and suprematism art and minimalist urban photography.
By focussing on basic geometric forms, such as squares, circles and diagonal lines, Csizik found that these art compositions are reconstructable in everyday urban landscapes in a two-dimensional graphical form. The result, is a playful, refreshing and colourful interpretation of everyday architecture. One that will make you look differently at some of your favourite everyday architecture.
View a few of our favourites from Urban Suprematism in the image gallery above and see the entire collection on Csizik Balázs’ website.