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Pablo Bronstein: contemporary drawing

Pablo Bronstein

The finely detailed drawings by London-based Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein may seem, in most instances, far from contemporary, but their appearance is core to a subtle consideration of architecture as location for the enactment of (what becomes) history; the potential creation of legend; and the delineation of public and private space.

In this respect, his works do assume a pretence of contemporaneity - except that it always equates with the particular architectural period they purport to reflect.

Bronstein rarely represents actual buildings, but instead creates inspired fabrications that closely follow the style of specific architectural movements.

These range from Italian Mannerism and 18th-century France classicism, to early 20th-century Modernism and even the relatively recent Postmodernism.

By adopting the guise of time-travelling architect, Bronstein creates non-existent sites imbued with the unrealised though tantalising potential to shape urban landscapes as well as history itself.

Contemporary drawing now: Pablo Bronstein
Contemporary drawing now: Pablo Bronstein

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