Showing posts with label habitat machines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label habitat machines. Show all posts

More Steampunk Architecture From Dave Trautrimas - The SpyFrost Project



above: detail of The Radiant Proliferator

David Trautrimas, the Canadian artist about whose steampunk-like architectural art, The Habitat Machines, I blogged about once before, has a wonderful new series of work called The Spyfrost Project.

The Spyfrost Project
illustrates David's hypothesizing the origins of modern iconic appliances by reassembling them into top secret Cold War era military outposts. These hybrids of machinery and architecture stand as colossal weaponized ancestors to common objects, such as refrigerators, lawnmowers and washing machines.

Carbon Inversion Device:

detail:

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 30” x 20”. 2010. Edition of 14. $1400.00 each.

Micro Re-Instigator:

detail:

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 40” x 30”. 2010. Edition of 10. $2600.00 each.

Mnemonic Doppelganger:

detail:

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 22.5” x 35”. 2010. Edition of 12. $1725.00 each.

Seismic Conduction Tower (and detail):

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 20” x 30”. 2010. Edition of 14. $1400.00 each.

Storm Crown Mechanism:
detail:

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 40” x 30”. 2010. Edition of 10. $2600.00 each.

Terra Thermal Inducer:

detail:

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 35” x 22.5”. 2010. Edition of 12. $1725.00 each.

The Aurora Maker (and detail):

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 14” x 17”. 2010. Edition of 16. $925.00 each.

The Brilliant Device:

detail:

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 30” x 20”. 2010. Edition of 14. $1400.00 each.

The Fragment Accumulator (and detail):

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 20” x 30”. 2010. Edition of 14. $1400.00 each.

The Radiant Proliferator:

Digital print on archival paper (framed). 30” x 20”. 2010. Edition of 14. $1400.00 each.

The Toronto launch of his latest series will be opening at LE Gallery on Friday April 30th and the exhibition runs from April 28th to May 30th. In Europe, The Spyfrost Series will be exhibited at the Eckhart Gallery in The Hague, Netherlands from May 2nd to June 11th.

See David's Habitat Machines And Factories here.

Steampunk Meets Architecture: Habitat Machines & Factories by David Trautrimas




Canadian artist David Trautrimas has a series of digitally enhanced composite photographs entitled Habitat Machines. A little bit steampunk, a little bit post apocalyptic and a lot of drugs (just kidding), and you've got some very imaginative art. These are compositions of residences made from everyday machines like coffee pots and sprinklers. Prior to the Habitat Machines, he created a collection of factories (as opposed to residences) called Industrial Parkland, those are included in this post as well.

Habitat Machines, 2008

Waffle Iron Heights:

Iron Apartments:

Sprinkler House:

Oil Can Residence:

Vacuum Tower:

Hole Punch Flats:

Coffee Pot Towers:

Space Heater Place:

Stand Mixer Mews:

The Fishing Complex:

The Measurement District:

Razor Cooperative:


Industrial Parkland, 2006-2007

Film Projector Factory:

Cooler Factory:

Organ Factory:

Match Factory:

Lamp Factory:

Drill Factory:

The Sewing Machine Factory:

The Bicycle Factory:

Automobile Factory:

Oscillating Fan Factory:

Stapler Factory:

Toaster Factory:

Television Factory:


The artist, who just last year received the Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist grant:

above photo courtesy of Ion magazine

Habitat Machine prints on archival paper are available here from Photo Eye Gallery. Others can be found at Arteriors and you can purchase most all of the above as prints here at LE gallery.

You'll be able to see David's work in VISUAL MORPHOLOGY, a group exhibition at KlompChing Gallery, Brooklyn New York opening tomorrow, Thursday March 5th, 2009.




C'mon people, it's only a dollar.