No Way Home by Rafa Zubiría (via Achitizer Blog)
Notes from Kelly Chan from Achitizer Blog:
No Way Home is a photo series by Spanish artist and photographer Rafa Zubiría depicting captivating fictions of hovering buildings. In these surreal images, heavy structures typically anchored to the ground are shown levitating weightlessly in the air.
While architecture is the subject at hand, Zubiría’s imagery undoubtedly draws from the confounding appearance of documented UFO sightings. The artist pairs the sense of cold hard evidence that comes with the photographic medium, emphasized by saturated colors and seemingly spontaneous compositions, with the limitations of his craft: captured in a single photographic frame, these buildings refuse to clarify whether they are coming or leaving or even simply suspended in air. Frozen in imperfect focus and rendered in grainy resolution, these buildings leave us with countless unanswered questions.
The result is eerie and beautiful, both disturbing and dream-like. Zubiría’s work channels the suggestive and sensual qualities of photography to empower architecture with our own imaginative capacity. His buildings are not stationary objects but mysterious elements, part of a universe full of readings.