HAND-DRAWING THE COMPLEXITY – A WORK BY JAIME EIZAGUIRRE

IMAGE ABOVE: 15 metros no son nada. Un abismo. Jaime Eizaguirre for La Ciudad Viva.

In the next few weeks we are featuring at complexitys.com an experimental work of a spanish architect and illustrator Jaime Eizaguirre.
The project, called HAND-DRAWING THE COMPLEXITY, consists of 3 weekly posts questioning the relation between hand drawing and complexity, that we architects are used to associate with digital drawing.
Here is a text in which Jaime explains his purposes.
 HAND-DRAWING THE COMPLEXITY – BY JAIME EIZAGUIRRE

Hand-drawing is a main tool in my work as an architect and illustrator. I usually focus the analysis of this tool from the point of view of simplicity: the power of suggestion of iconic images or hand-drawing as a fast tool to communicate. So, when invited to contribute to this blog I had to ask myself about the relation between hand-drawing and complexity.

I proposed myself a series of short exercises/experiments around this question:
How can we generate complexity through hand-drawing?

Each one of these exercises tries to create complexity through a different concept: variation, combination, randomness…
After drawn and scanned, the exercises are re-worked / transformed in a simple way using a computer, trying to better understand the results of these experiments and the differences between working analogically or digitally. I will also try to extract some kind of conclusions of each of the exercises.

Jaime Eizaguirre (auto portrait above): A Coruña, Spain, 1980.
Architect, illustrator and blogger. Architect at ecosistema urbano and anaeteiza. Illustrator at eiza.es .Interested in the relation between architecture and comics (editor of arquicomics.tumblr.com).

 

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