Barcelona-based Salva López loves architecture. His images provide a personal take on recognisable buildings, looking for what he defines as “global visual harmony.” These scintillating landscapes feature closely cropped structures, satisfying angles and large, open bodies of water stretching outwards towards the horizon. López plays with abstraction, drawing our eyes to where shadows cut across concrete – where light creates a jigsaw of lines and forms. The results are almost mathematical, with a keen eye for symmetry, perspective and geometric tessellation. Bold oranges, blues, greens and pinks entice the viewer into an everyday dialogue between pipes, chairs, walls, roofing and windows. A selection of Lopez’s images is also published in Ricardo Bofill: Visions of Architecture (Gestalten, 2019) which draws upon the poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions of the renowned Spanish architect.
Images: Salva López, Ricardo Bofill – Vision of Architecture, Gestalten 2019.