Infinite Architectural Metropolises Balance Order and Chaos in Benjamin Sack’s Drawings

“Acoustaglyph” Image © Benjamin Sack

In Benjamin Sack’s imagined environments, it’s not uncommon to find angular mazes resembling dystopian structures, buildings packed so closely together it’s difficult to distinguish one from the next, and labyrinthine walkways that spiral like fractals. Working in pen and ink, the artist (previously) draws intricate black-and-white metropolises that waver between organization and chaos: He plays with geometry, angles, and dimension to render perplexing maps teeming with both traditional architecture and surreal additions, like treble clefs, astral shapes, and dizzying line- and dot-work.

While many of Sack’s works meld the past, present, and future into a single display, his recent feet-wide maze titled “Roots of Being (Per Aspera ad Astra)” is directly drawn from this last year.

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@peepso_user_75(Kate Hendrickson)
These drawings are fantastically (if that can be a word) bizarrely wonderful playground for the eye.
5 months ago