Photographer Dionisio González re-imagines Le Corbusier’s works
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.