• $900
  • size 26" × 26" × 1.875"
  • year 2020
  • materials Archival pigment print
  • edition of 20
  • framed In white
  • This work is also available in 41" x 41" framed.
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“Fabricating Desert' explores a constructed reality of the natural landscape as a result of abstracting desert architecture. The series focuses on desert towns and cities in the Southwest where much of the architecture both disrupts and mimics the surrounding landscape. Instead of looking at the more iconic architectural landmarks most often associated with desert dwelling, I spend much of my time exploring supermarkets, strip malls, retirement homes, colleges, convention centers, business complexes for unique interpretations of the natural landscape. These every day buildings provide the backdrop of the constructed landscape of the desert and through the isolation of their features, they take on the abstracted forms of barren mountains, dunes, plains, at times interacting with natural landscape and other times simply on their own accord. The result is a blurring of the natural and constructed world in which the fabricated buildings become part of the landscape.” — Sinziana Velicescu
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About the Artist

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Sinziana Velicescu (b. 1989) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. Her photography explores human intervention with nature in landscapes that have undergone social or environmental change. Appropriating architectural vocabulary, Velicescu disrupts everyday topography via careful composition to develop an elegant and humorous narrative to tell the story of place.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Sinziana Velicescu
  • Los Angeles-based photographer Sinziana Velicescu shares her thoughts on wandering, Frank Stella, and subjects hiding in plain sight.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Sinziana on "On the Periphery"
  • Photographer Sinziana Velicescu gives some insight behind works from her 'On the Periphery' series and why she's never leaving Los Angeles.
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  • In Good Company
  • Fuigo
  • A home for collaboration and design, Fuigo's Park Avenue space unites works from over 15 artists in their latest Artist Residency.
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  • In Good Company
  • Octave
  • A safe space emerges at Octave's meditative, welcoming Midtown studio.
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  • At Uprise
  • How to build your art collection
  • We're spending more time at home these days, and looking for new inspiration. Uprise Art Founder Tze Chun answers the most commonly asked questions from the past few weeks, and shares tips on how to discover and collect art for your living space.
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  • At Home
  • Timeless elegance in NoMad
  • 277 Fifth Avenue is located in NYC's NoMad district and sits at the epicenter of fashion, technology, entertainment and residential living.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Sinziana on 'Fabricating Desert'
  • We take a closer look at Sinziana Velicescu's photo series "Fabricating Desert", which questions what is natural and what is man-made.

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