“Culture is the energy necessary to life, it’s the only one that gives the strength to create new ideas and brings a deep plenitude.”
The Pompidou Center dedicates a major retrospective exhibition (from October 10th to December 31s , 2018) to the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Tadao Ando is a great figure of contemporary architecture, celebrated in his country as a “national treasure” and winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize for Architecture.
Tadao Ando, architecture in harmony with nature
After starting as a boxer, Tadao Ando turns to architecture two years after graduating from high school. Combining the traditional Japanese influences and principles of modernist design; he develops a unique language of buildings using concrete, wood, water, light and space in harmony with nature.
Tadao Ando’s signature is the silky concrete walls are dotted with conical punches, organized in the same proportions as Japanese tatami mats. The sculptural use of this material creates strong, clean geometric lines. The interaction between interior and exterior spaces can be observed in all its achievements and integrates with nature.
A source of inspiration – Art Piece « Médiane » of Isabelle Girollet
During a visit in 2013 to the La Coste Castle, a domain where the vine, the art and the architecture express themselves freely. “ORIGAMI BENCHES 2011” by Tadao Ando was a source of emotion and inspiration. By the lighting effects, raw material of the architect and the photographer, my eye has naturally associated the asperities of a vertical concrete plane with the surrounding nature. Birth of my photograph “MEDIAN”.
Lying on the floor, I dismiss any vision of a reality, by a most purified framing. “Median” is built quickly, a shortening ephemeral light, successive plans create the beginning of my period “Abstraction“.
Discover all the art photographs of Isabelle Girollet on the Portfolio.