Architecture is undoubtetly connected to art. If you think about it though, art many times follows the principles of architecture too. Often, they go hand in hand in terms of form, shape, materials, functionality, imagination and design process. Looking at the world through the eyes of an architect, helps the artist see at a different angle, and explore how someone whose life spins around designing buildings, is actually inspired to make art observing the built environment.
“Hello! My name is Juan Martin Biondi, I’m from Bragado, a small town in Argentina. Since I was a child I liked drawing, I did it all the time, I participated in contests in my city and in the province, then over the years I decided to study Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires and I am currently working on it. But I have always liked to draw and it was a pending issue that I had delayed until I decided to dedicate myself fully again. I always draw with pens, ink, colored pencils and watercolors. Due to my profession I like to draw cities and landscapes, their movement, places I was in and when I saw them I could feel the same feeling I had when I was there and I would like people who look at them to get into them and feel what same. “
A walk around the streets of Bath, UK, in sketches
“I just got back into drawing recently by accident. In between homes; couch surfing at a friend’s house and relaxing after a stressful period. I started doodling his fireplace and…now I’m hooked. I used to draw a lot from life when I was in school. I’ve attended lots of life drawing classes, and I used to enjoy sitting at a window and drawing passerbyers. Most recently, I’ve really connected to pen work. I use a Uni-ball AIR which I love, and it suits me perfectly, great lines, and you can start making areas of black quite easily. And it’s just one pen, simple. Biggest artistic influence, the guy whose line work I adore the most, is that giant of illustration the late Bernie Wrightson. His illustrations for Frankenstein are masterpieces.”
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