Designer Recreates Modernist Masterpieces Into Beautiful Fine Art Prints
If you’re an art and architecture lover looking for the perfect print to decorate your home, Studio Sander Patelski’s work might be for you. Patelski creates vibrant pieces inspired by modernist architecture and design. Its catalog includes stylized versions of iconic buildings like Case Study House No. 8 by Charles and Ray Eames and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright. He also recreates modern and elegant interiors, fictitious facades and more conceptual compositions of colors and shapes.
Patelski’s artistic process begins with a deep dive into his chosen subject. “When I come across a building or an interior that I love to do, I gather as many materials as I can find,” the artist told My Modern Met. “…I want to ‘understand’ the building or space as much as possible before I start drawing.”
Patelski has no background in architecture. His series was born out of a shortage of freelance work and an abundance of time felt by many artists due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When that happened, the artist finally had a chance to draw the early and mid-century modern styles he had always enjoyed. Although Patelski shares that his favorite piece is often the one he completed most recently, the series allowed him to study the architecture of Juan O’Gorman. He is now particularly fond of these drawings in his series. An O’Gorman-inspired piece – Casa Estudio by Frida Kahlo – is included in this article.
After so many pieces, Patelski has developed a library full of interesting textures and layering. “I use a lot of halftone patterns because they make the illustration more dynamic,” he explains. “Also, I stay in the rough sketch. It’s always nice to see the design come to life as I start adding shading and playing with the colors.
Patelski says he will soon take his two-dimensional drawings to a new medium beginning with small sculptures inspired by his compositional studies and fictional facades. Be sure to follow him on his website for more impressions and this alternative medium in the near future.