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The ARCHITEXTURA series explores chaos at it simplest expression. The linear structures are born from few sparse points on the plan that branch out in three vectors separated at angles of more or less 120 degrees, with a difference of a fraction of degree randomly determined for each angle. This slight discrepancy makes each line non-parallel and gets amplified as they go by and bifurcate. The system gets more and more complex as new junctions are created. These complex structures come from this sensitivity to initial conditions: it’s the origin of chaos.

These chaos crystals remind urbanism, architecture, perspective and sketch drawing. Thus, the orientation the composition should have is up to the observer who must decide of the particular aesthetic of the purely abstract system. The ARCHITEXTURA series will end at omega, for a total of twenty-four artworks, a tribute to the masters from Ancient Greece, who are at the origin of that beautiful chaos that led to the evolution of scientific thinking and knowledge.
ARCHITEXTURA - alpha ARCHITEXTURA - α
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - beta ARCHITEXTURA - β
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - gamma ARCHITEXTURA - γ
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - delta ARCHITEXTURA - δ
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - epsilon ARCHITEXTURA - ε
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - zeta ARCHITEXTURA - ζ
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - eta ARCHITEXTURA - η
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - theta ARCHITEXTURA - θ
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - iota ARCHITEXTURA - ι
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - kappa ARCHITEXTURA - κ
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - lambda ARCHITEXTURA - λ
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)
ARCHITEXTURA - mu ARCHITEXTURA - μ
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in) - private collection
ARCHITEXTURA - nu ARCHITEXTURA - ν
pigmented inks on baryta photo paper
unique - 22 × 26 cm (8½ × 10 in)