Here Now, Architectural Mashups Inspired by Horror Books

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Image via Kazanjian

It's no new thing for artists to foster the obsession with making something as grounded and immutable as architecture look like it was plucked from a particularly lucid dream. The eerie black-and-white imageshere are the work of Portland-based CGI artist Jim Kazanjian, who clips together as many as 50 photos to create spooky conglomerates of architectural tropes. Unlike many of his image-manipulating peers, Kazanjian never shoots a photo, preferring instead to prowl the web for images. "My method of construction has an improvisational and random quality to it, since it is largely driven by the source material I have available," Kazanjian tells Dezeen. "I think of the work as a type of mutation which can haphazardly spawn in numerous and unpredictable directions." The Hitchcockian feel of his Aberrations is intentional; Kazanjian, who is inspired by horror novels, says he is "intrigued with the narrative archetypes these writers utilise to transform the commonplace into something sinister and foreboding." More photos below.

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Image via Kazanjian

· Hyper-collage photography by Jim Kazanjian [Dezeen]
· 'Impossible Architecture' a Spectacular Defiance of Physics [Curbed National]

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