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18 July 2012
The Narrators’ Line exhibition brings together the work of Alex Schramm and Kyle Henderson, two artists inspired by their architectural training to produce exquisite linework relating to theories of biology, industrialisation and ethnography.
Kyle’s improvised compositions meander across the canvas on a creative journey whilst Alex’s biomimetic forms translate otherworldly visions into rigid working drawings, both maintain the precise attention to illustrative detail one would expect from the hand of an architectural illustrator.
Despite working with abstracted realities, they still operate in an architectural manner; developing briefs, resolving details and reworking the creative idea until it is a cohesive project, from the smallest canvas to the large installations the process is the same.
Kyle Henderson is a London based architect and illustrator whose burgeoning interest in illustration and travel have driven and influenced his work. Kyle frequently returns to his architectural roots to portray his view of the city and the excesses that lie within it. His debut solo show in Stockholm earlier this year was a huge success, selling almost every piece.
The work of Alex Schramm engages with what technology means to us, and how it changes our perception of the world we live in. His sketches are reminiscent of Francis Bacon, his mechanics that of Leonardo da Vinci, and his compositions Ernstian. The 3m high AgriBot series featured in Blueprint can be seen on permanent display at Home House Club in Portman Square where they surround the House Bar designed by Zaha Hadid.
In The Narrators’ Line both these artists reinterpret scale so that it exists as an ambiguous vehicle to transport the viewer between the molecular and the metropolitan. Architecture without scale puts you in the shoes of Alice in a wonderland of architectural imagination.
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