FWIS 134 Refined

A study of the “synthetic”: the physical and social products of industrial/post-industrial man: a world with rapidly changing ideologies and burgeoning capabilities. The world in study is one where physical borders are erased, and social and psychological ones are drawn. Refined brings together an eclectic group of artists from around the world using varying mediums to reflect on a world where humankind has abandoned organic form in favor of a more geometric and functional aesthetic.  

L.S. Lowry's depicts a familiar from the city where he lived and worked, showing the passing life of an industrial district during the early 20th century.
Alvar Aalto sketched this graphite blueprint to demonstrate a method of woodworking involving bending the material; he has received patent for this technique in many countries including the U.S.
This concept drawing is a draft of a proposal for an exhibition hall to be built in Helsinki, Finland. The near perfect lines and geometric uniformity point towards the evolving aesthetics of the time.
Marcel Gautherot captures the early construction of Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, acclaimed worldwide for it's outstanding architecture by Oscar Niemeyer.
Another shot of the construction of Brasilia, Gautherot is a prolific artist, with more than 25,000 works shot across the world. This angle is taken from within a structure in progress.
This black and white image by the German photographer Hans Gunter not only captures the construction of a gymnasium but also the progressive change in Brazil as it becomes a modern industrial nation.
Simon Wan, through his use of photography and overlays, depicts the burgeoning state of Hong Kong:his home city. Through photography, Simon Wan works to cultivate a culture of photography in Hong Kong
Kwon Sunkwan captures a long exposure shot, with an emphasis upon the light and uniformity of the building.
Tse Ming Chong is a co-founder of an organization promoting photography of the city of Hong Kong. This picture in particular is a study on the horse-racing culture in the city as a part of a series.
Maurizio Galimberti's study and extensive use of the Polaroid is a product of industrial technology's effects on art. In particular, this piece was made of many separate photos in a signature mosaic.
Italian photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin is an architect turned photographer whose early works focused on various social issues ranging from immigration to homelessness.
Smart’s compositions are known for their depictions of urban landscapes and other industrial constructs such as highways, factories, and apartment buildings.
In Wolfgang Lettl's own words: A young cyclist is pedalling along a zigzagging, towering, long, but not endless... wall [that] reminds me of the modern industrial buildings...
Emilio Vedova’s geometric and abstract composition is very reminiscent of the industrial age and conveys a sense of dramatic action and movement.
"For the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Arulpragsam has produced a series of ten brightly coloured, 8 foot long print collages framed with custom-built mirror mosaics."
Alex Maclean is a photographer who tends to depict urbanized areas in their infinite patterns and bizarre shapes in juxtaposition with the natural, believing our activity to be "violent" to nature.
Mimmo Jodice’s works mainly deal with the italian landscape and do so almost exclusively in medium of black-and-white photography. In this shot, Jodice captures a motion blurred perspective.
Gap Chul Lee is a travelling Korean photographer who moves and works based upon his philosophies tied to religion and sense of self. His photographs seek to capture culture.
Mario Testino has been recruited to work for many prestigious publications such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. His works exemplify the glamorous and almost over-the-top images employed in the fashion world.
Buetti is concerned with the nature of reality and the use of people's emotions in media. Using the "tools of visual seduction" that we see in advertising, he affords us a peek past the curtain.