Nigel Peake - Barns
Drawing a hut on a piece of paper with a pencil. Thinking about this from an architectural point of view, it is an age-old act that dates back to the start of human history. Nigel Peake places himself firmly within this long canon with ‘Barns’, a collection of barn drawings made in 2020 and 2021. His renditions of flat, two-dimensional facades of repetitive, parallel lines, broken only by the voids indicating openings such as windows and doors, are rhythmical and pure – stripped-down, functional architecture without the bells and whistles of the modern age. Peak’s timeless sketches are accompanied by a meditative text by the Japanese architect Hideyuki Nakayama.
|42 p, ills colour, 17 x 21 cm, pb, English|