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PROUN APPROPRIATION / 8.5” x 11.75”  Using ink and adhesive film on vellum, I chose to recreate the three-dimensional aspects of El Lissitzky’s intersecting planes and colors.

PROUN APPROPRIATION / 8.5” x 11.75”
Using ink and adhesive film on vellum, I chose to recreate the three-dimensional aspects of El Lissitzky’s intersecting planes and colors.

A two and three-dimensional reinterpretation of El Lissitzky’s Proun (Study for Proun S.K.). His series of abstract and minimalist paintings focus on basic geometric forms and the spaces they created based on their proximity from one another. For this two-part project, the objective was to pull forward shapes and forms from the original artwork and see what compositions and spaces could be created based on the selection

PROUN (STUDY OF PROUN S.K.) / 1922–23 / 8.5” x 11.75”
Watercolor, gouache, ink, graphite, conté crayon, and varnish on paper.

 
the station where one changes from painting to architecture
— El Lissitzky

COMPOSITION A / 6” x 4”
Ink and graphite on paper.

COMPOSITION B / 6” x 4”
Ink and graphite on paper.

COMPOSITION C / 6” x 4”
Ink and graphite on paper.

Beginning with the original geometric forms of the paintings, I decided to create a structure that would connect and support the two arcs above and below. I discarded the non-essential linear components clustered towards the center and I was left with three linear components that connected the arcs. After determining the structure and where the components would intersect one, I layered laser cut pieces of mat board to form the solid core to which I attached the arcs. 

TOP VIEW

BIRD'S-EYE VIEW

For the final portion of the assignment, using Adobe Photoshop and multiple photographic views of the physical model, I created a composite drawing of a habitable space. The composite drawing was then recreated into a three-dimensional digital model using SketchUp to generate architectural views.

ON THE EDGE OF THE HORIZON
Digital composite drawing of a three-dimensional space.

ELEVATION RENDERING
SketchUp model rendered using KeyShot.

PERSPECTIVE RENDERING
SketchUp model rendered using KeyShot.