Often lost in the blur of a city’s motion and that of its objects are minimalist geometric lines and patterns. In the ongoing project Geometrical Rhythmics, multimedia artist Giga Kobidze uses his camera to explore the surfaces, textures, and spaces of major American metropolitan cities. The latest entry in the series, Atlanta, finds the artist training his lens on architectural structures like the glass windows of skyscrapers or the grated drains found in exterior pools, always tightly framed around these objects, whether in wide shots or closeups.
“Filling the frame, often images are claustrophobic and concentrated and remain highly accurate towards the initial point,” Kobidze tells Creators of Atlanta and Geometrical Rhythmics. “Occasionally, the frames open up and reveal a sense of space and distance.”
The work usually involves strong leading lines, patterns, materials, rhythms and balanced compositions. All of these being hallmarks of heavily architected cities structures and environments.
“Typical sources are constructions, architectural landscapes and sparsely populated metropolitan spaces,” says Kobidze. “[They’re] influenced by Precisionism that focuses on metropolitan landscapes and geometrical harmony through simplicity of design where harmony of detail is a starting point.”
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