Photographer Dionisio González re-imagines Le Corbusier's works

A set of images
For this installation at Ivorypress Space in Madrid, Dionisio González created a set of images of fantasy landscapes based on twenty designs by the architect Le Corbusier.
(Image credit: © Dionisio Gonzalez, courtesy of Ivorypress)

Dionisio González's work is visually captivating, hovering between the real and the imaginary. The Spanish photographer's latest solo exhibition, Le Corbusier: The Last Project, is an exploration of a built environment inspired by the iconic architect's work and has just opened at the Ivorypress Space gallery in Madrid as part of the Off PhotoEspana Festival.  

For this series, González created a set of images of fantasy landscapes based on twenty designs by the Swiss master. Known for his digital imagery that explores space and sculptural, architectural environments, it is no surprise that González's new pieces are so convincing and painstakingly detailed that call for a double take. 

The photographer's work reflects on themes of utopia, restoration and ruin and at the same time allows the visitor to discover some lesser-known Le Corbusier works, which were designed but never built, such as the Governor's Palace in Chandigarh, India, Villa Paul Prado in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Museum of Unlimited Growth, in Algeria. "This exhibition intends to show a work of restitution of omitted vestiges", he explains. 

González, who teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Sevilla, has received numerous awards for his work and has exhibited in various high profile institutions, from the Museu de Arte in Sao Paulo, to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. This show, on display until the 13 July, also includes pieces from the artist's previous series, Dauphin Island. 

Villa Hutheesing

'Villa Hutheesing' by Dioniso González, 2013. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of Ivorypress)

Museé d'art Contemporain

'Museé d'art Contemporain' by Dionisio González, 2013. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of Ivorypress)

Themes of utopia

The work of Dionisio González reflects on themes of utopia, restoration and ruin. 

(Image credit: © Dionisio Gonzalez, courtesy of Ivorypress)

'Villa Harris' by Dionisio González, 2013. Courtesy of Ivorypress

'Villa Harris' by Dionisio González, 2013.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Ivorypress)

Maison Canneel

'Maison Canneel' by Dionisio González, 2013. 

(Image credit: Courtesy of Ivorypress)

Dauphin XI

'Dauphin XI' by Dionisio González, 2012.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Ivorypress)

Dauphin X

'Dauphin X' by Dionisio González, 2012.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Ivorypress)

ADDRESS

Ivorypress Space
Cristina Giménez
C/ Comandante Zorita, 46-48
28020 Madrid

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).