The colliding worlds of Hugo Barros
Collage artist Hugo Barros challenges the limits of reality with his artworks centred around an often surreal collision of vastly different worlds.
Inspired by modern art movements like Constructivism, Futurism, as well as post-1968 architecture, Barros creates his otherworldly and apocalyptic scenes evocative of that heady post-1968 period of architectural exploration.
Some of these collages feature floating surfaces of a giant scale, recalling Superstudio’s Earth-devouring Continuous Monument. Others superbly juxtapose disaster and architectural stability, challenging structural equilibrium and suggesting kinetic building.
Angular forms strike off obliquely from the viewer, plunging into cities or blocking out the moon. Here, the artist seems to be introducing the type of dynamic composition often seen in the work of the Constructivists or the Futurists. This is the type of art that makes us all wish we were as talented.
You can see loads more on Hugo Barros’s tumblr.