This is why we’d like to share the Modernism-inspired digital scenes by Alexis Christodoulvou:
1// In a nutshell:
The modernism-inspired scenes created by self-taught Alexis Christodoulou represents a creative outlet for the South African digital artist during an intense period of his life. Copywriter at an agency and wine maker at his family winery, Christodoulou got intrigued of a friend’s work with Sketch-up. As a result, he started to create escapist scenes that blend together the feeling of being on holiday with the Cape Town Brutalist inheritance and the artist predilection for modernist architects.
2// What draw our attention the most:
Going through Christodoulou’s Instagram account, we feel we are visiting the dreamiest places on Earth: we forget about the actual hyperreality and find ourselves submerged in this languid world of soft pastels and delicate textures. There is no human being in these images but we can feel the presence in some small details, like an elegantly draped towel or a slightly out-of-place chair that suggests someone has just left. These elements make us feel confortable and kind of lucky we can hold this space just for ourselves, at least for a brief moment.
Also, the circular Brutalist windows, the series of arches reflected on the water surfaces or the circular openings arise memories of the work of past architects, such as Aldo Rossi, Ricardo Bofill or Le Corbusier but also the Soviet Brutalist Sanatoriums architecture.
Christodoulou’s rendered images are filled with trendy pastel tones, although the artist himself admit he is not very attached to: “I’m not particularly attached to pastels; it’s just the result of desaturating everything in post”, revealing how much his work is connected to the digital Instagrammable era.
3// The bigger picture
Christodoulou will be travelling soon to Greece, as well as Florence, and we can expect to see much of these places in his future works as a source of inspiration. Interior visual artists are becoming more and more present in nowadays design scene for their ability to quickly translate into the digital world not just a mere space but a evocative atmosphere dense of architecture memories, as in this post we published before.