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Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett

June 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Rollercoaster

Sunny Meadow Fun Park. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

Con/struct is the latest body of work from Cape Town-based artist, designer, and photographer Justin Plunkett who uses his own original photography to digitally construct fictional landscapes and structures. He shares via an artist statement:

Con/Struct is an exploration into the themes of empowerment and imagination. Plunkett, using his own photography, has created new juxtaposed environments that encourage questioning and exploration: inviting the debate around how marketing- induced aspiration and perceived value can empower but can also corrupt, how it can be both perverse and create beauty. At the same time, at the core of his work, he honours and applauds ingenuity and the creative spirit.

The new works were recently on view at the Cabinet, and you can see more on his website. (via Designboom)

Skhayascraper

Skhayascraper. Edition of 20, 590 x 840mm.

Spaza

Langa Longer Shopping Mall. Edition of 50, 590 x 630mm.

Undertrack

Bridge Below Starry Skies. Editions of 50, 590 x 490mm.

Capedutch

Gugulethu Gables. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

Cathedral

Glory to Gold. Edition of 10, 940 x 770mm.

Monument

Diepsloot dignity tower. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

 

 

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