Corridor II

Craig Kalpakjian American

Not on view

The eerily lit interiors in Kalpakjian’s pictures do not exist in three-dimensional reality. Devoid of human presence, these virtual spaces were created on the computer with architectural design programs such as Form Z and Lightscape. The artist begins by drawing a simple model on the screen, using the imaging software to manipulate light, shadow, tone, and surface texture. Finally, he selects a view of the virtual space and renders the resulting image as a photographic print. This shadowy institutional corridor, with its vaguely unsettling feeling of airlessness, offers an apt metaphor for the sterile functionality of contemporary bureaucratic culture.

Corridor II, Craig Kalpakjian (American, born 1961), Silver dye bleach print

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