william pagano

My current work reflects an ongoing exploration into architecture and investigation into architectural forms. Specifically, the prominent horizontal and vertical expanses as well as the formal geometry and clean lines, quintessential in mid-century modern architecture —domestic structures, commercial sites, suburban infrastructure, etc.— has become the essence from which my compositions begin to take shape. Roof tops, eaves, and other architectural features become blank expanses. Design elements are employed in the purest form, stripping away unnecessary embellishments, searching for simplicity and clarity of form.

Using both my own configurations, and images of constructed space and taking visual cues from the structures and their environments, I attempt to depict the illusion of light, form, color, and space onto a two-dimensional plane. My work focuses on spacial compositions that hold alienation and beauty in tension, producing distinctive contemporary images concerned with notions of purity and refinement.