Thomas Lamadieu Draws into Negative Space
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I always love finding clever artwork - these illustrations of whimsical characters and quirky scenes cleverly fitting into the cloudy expanse by French artist Thomas Lamadieu are pretty cool! Lamadieu has illustrated a series of scenes in the negative space created by the sky directly onto photographs of urban landscapes.
Fitting heads between roofs, bodies inside buildings and limbs between structural shaft ways, the illustrations play off the architecture in clever and quirky ways. They make the 2D photographs appear even more 3D and remind me of M C Escher's mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. I think my favourite is shown in photo number 3 - I love the three artists hard at work and I especially love the cheesy grin on the cat!
My artistic aim is to show a different perception of urban architecture and the everyday environment around us, what we can construct with a boundless imagination’ Lamadieu explains.
Have a look at the series below - which piece is your favourite work? Do the artworks remind you of anything? I love to hear from you - comment at the end of the post!
Photos courtesy of the artist.