Cenotaph 1

pieter leon vermeersch project cenotaph 1

This artwork is inspired by the work of Etienne-Louis Boullée, the French architect and theorist from the 18th Century. One of his best known works is his design for a gigantic monument for Isaac Newton. The building has never been built, but the concept is very interesting: it is a place where people can almost physically experience the construction of the universe. Boullée pays homage to the rationality and enlightenment of the 18th Century. He sees knowledge as a form of divinity.

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Cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton by Etienne-Louis Boullée

Some of the greatest evolutions of our time are artificial intelligence, 3D (nano)printing and the new virtual and augmented realities. All these evolutions have the capacity to shake our society to its core.

If a monument would bare the changes of our times, what would it look like? My work tries to give a glimpse on how the line between fact and fiction may disappear in the future.

The image underneath shows a part of the creative process.


Mix of Landscapes

Mix of Landscapes

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In this image I wanted to mix different types of landscapes. I think I was able to create an interesting contrast between the brown hill on the foreground and the valley in the background. The orange rocks are not meant to look natural or anything.


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Cenotaph 5


This is a building I designed about a year ago and never finished. I made an environment and experimented with a situation where there is no light coming from the sky. I think it creates a kind of intimistic and artificial feeling. Below are some images where I did use skylight and Hdri.


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