Hild und K Architekten: On James Gowan's Curved shapes and a car, 1973

Hild_and_K_Architekten_model.jpg – Drawing Matter

Hild und K Architekten (*) and James Gowan (1923–2015), On James Gowan's Curved shapes and a car, 1973, 2018. Pear wood.

"Form follows fender"

In James Gowan's parallel projections we were particularly interested in their spatial qualities, and how the form could develop. Seen as a negative space, it could be a staggered courtyard. 

James Gowan used a car shape as a reference. By extracting the theme and duplicating the shape additional spatial qualities were developed. Positive and negative spaces are over and under the surface.  

– Hild und K Architekten

Click here to see Gowan's original sketch and Hild und K's cut-out notebook experiment. Click here to see a full list of participants, and here to return to the curatorial statement, along with a slide show.