Photography Series: Reflections in Modernist Architecture. Saeed's art has been noted for its abstract compositions, and his architectural photography is no different. Taking photos, not of buildings, but made of buildings, not wanting to relate any understanding at all of the design or functionality, only of materials, structure, layers and their interplay with light within the arrangements aligned in frame. These photographs bring forth architectural elements from the urban context, but outside the frame through reflections on entire facades or trapped within the highlights in the glass, a principal part of this approach. A principal part of this approach is to bring forth architectural elements from the urban context from outside the frame through reflections which are projected onto entire facades or trapped within the highlights in the glass. Glares of natural light have been deliberately shown only in reflections or through multiple layers of glass in order to force the sunlight into a layered geometry, to complicate the already complex composition. In contrast, the artificial light does the same through the pattern and structure of the linear, well saturated fluorescent tubes and lamp lights that are laid out regularly on the architecture. Shot from 2018, in Auckland, then in this past summer in Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid and London.
Artist Talk: 11am Sat 5 June