architecture paintings, mixed media, sculpture and renderings

The Surreal Architecture Paintings of Andrew Beck

Andrew Beck's Surreal Paintings
Don’t go 2019, Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 101.5 cm

Presently living and working in Ottowa, Canada, artist Andrew Beck was born and raised in England graduating from Coventry University with a BA in graphic design. He began his career as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but since emigrating to Canada in 2015, he has taken up painting full time. The self-taught artist with a passion for architecture has a series of surreal paintings that combine mid-century modern architecture with figures that appear transplanted from a different time and place. (more…)

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The Migration Series by Ted Lott

The migration series by Ted Lott

When I first came across these I didn’t know if I was looking at custom dollhouses or travel cases. Turns out, I was looking at both. This series of architecturally embellished travel and suitcases by artist Ted Lott was inspired by immigrants seeking the promise of a better life here in America. (more…)

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More Sophisticated Than Lego and Cooler Than A Jigsaw Puzzle. Model Building Kits by Little Building Co.

Little Building Co. Architectural Model Kits

If you’re tired of jigsaw puzzles, have outgrown LEGO and have an affinity for architecture, Australia’s Little Building Co may be the ultimate adult craft project for you. A series of impressive, but not too difficult, small wooden model kits based on some of the most architecturally significant buildings in the world. (more…)

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Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan

Freestyle LEGO build of Manhattan

This past week, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed reading about Trump’s lies, police brutality, Covid-19 death tolls, heatwaves, wildfires and hurricanes – I was stopped by a video of a remarkable semblance of LEGO bricks built to emulate the entire island of Manhattan. I was blown away. Given that I’m familiar with most available LEGO products I knew it was – as the brick builders call them – a freestyle build. Meaning it’s not from a kit, there are no directions and it is built entirely from one’s imagination using LEGO bricks. (more…)

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