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CALCULATION DRAWINGS | RAFAEL ARAUJO

CALCULATION DRAWINGS | RAFAEL ARAUJO
18th July 2016 fariba Soltani

Calculation drawings | Rafael Araujo

In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Facebooking, Instagramming and Photoshopping, it’s hard to imagine how anything was done without the help of a computer. For Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo, it’s a time he relishes. At a technology-free drafting table he deftly renders the motion and subtle mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. Araujo creates fictional fields of three dimensional space where butterflies take flight and the logarithmic spirals of shells swirl into existence.Born in Venezuela in 1957, artist Rafael Araujo is a lifelong resident of Caracas. He originally studied music, a passion that lead him to composing and eventually to a fascination with architecture where he perfected his draftsmanship. Araujo is greatly influenced by three-dimensional renderings found in renaissance perspective drawing as well as the works of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher.

Source : Text courtesy of colossal shop.