Alexis Christodoulou specialises in three-dimensional renders, influenced by the potential of digital worlds. The Cape Town-based artist has a long-standing fascination for video game graphics, but often found that the presence of contemporary architecture was missing from many gaming platforms. These images are a simple extension of the desire to see fantastical, virtual spaces brought to life with a clean, modern aesthetic. Each composition begins with a simple sketch, inspired by buildings in South Africa or through the renowned work of Italian architect Aldo Rossi – one of the leading exponents of the Postmodern movement. References to David Chipperfield – responsible for The Hepworth, Wakefield; Turner Contemporary, Margate; and Museo Jumex, Mexico City
– can also be seen amongst the structures. The renders take on sculptural elements, with undulating rocks, rippling waters and asymmetric curves.
Lead Image: Alexis Christodoulou, Summer 2020.
1: Alexis Christodoulou, Summer 2019.
2: Alexis Christodoulou, Summer 2018.
3: Alexis Christodoulou, Summer 2022.
4: Alexis Christodoulou, Summer 2022.
5: Alexis Christodoulou, Olgiati and the Volcano 11.
6: Alexis Christodoulou, Olgiati and the Volcano 7.
7: Alexis Christodoulou, Olgiati and the Volcano 3.
8: Alexis Christodoulou, Olgiati and the Volcano 8.