Daniela Brahm, London Series (modern (no bricks)) 2004-06

London Series, 2004-06

The artist made the series of drawings London Series (modern (no bricks)) 2004-2006, during a residency in London. She spent her time photographing Brutalist constructions from the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s – buildings characterized by the manner in which their exterior materials and ducts are exposed and unadorned, displaying a severe formalism that gives them a functional look. The artist subsequently eliminated any reference to the surrounding cityscape, excerpting only these massive concrete structures. In this process, she turns these forms into delicate drawings on paper, preserving elements that recall the play of light and textures on the original buildings. Together these works form a kind of typology, where each building is distinguished by its own personaltity and an expression of social utopia in the aftermath of the Second World War.
(text by Paola Santoscoy, curator at the Museo Tamayo)


“London Series (modern (no bricks))” 2004-06
40 drawings, mixed media on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm, framed