Florence-based artist Michele Durazzi creates dreamlike compositions with a strong focus on architecture.

“Conceived as ‘storytelling through the architectural detail’, Durazzi’s work exists at the junction of fiction and fantasy, where impossible structures exist alongside familiar landscapes and scenes. The artist’s digital ‘trip within surreal minimalism’ sees the image’s genuineness explored through a human occupation that also determines the scale and vastness of the particular scenario. Consequently, the viewer is required to bridge gaps in cognitive thought, as if to compensate for a premeditated area of partial blindness.”

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durazzi’s work exists at the junction of fiction and fantasy architecture-designboom-03individual figures determine the scale and vastness of the particular scenario architecture-designboom-04

the ‘trip within surreal minimalism’ sees the image’s genuineness explored through human occupation

michele durazzi surreal cityscapes juxtapose nature and architecturethe work is designed to highlight the unorthodox engagement between nature and building

architecture-designboom-05a textured façade implies an organic tactility  architecture-designboom-07in the place of a bridge, the highway goes temporaily beneath the water’s surface architecture-designboom-09 architecture-designboom-10a lone figure on a bench sits in front of a ridged spherical structure  architecture-designboom-11a vortex appears at the center of this public square michele-durazzi-surreal-cityscapes-juxtapose-nature-architecture-designboom-01 nature-architecture-designboom-06the surreal cityscapes include an aerial view of a circular swimming pool  nature-architecture-designboom-12

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