Art and the Built Environment

Artist Roberto Mollá finds inspiration in the urbanity of Tokyo, and the isolation of city life.
April 11, 2010, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Urban Omnibus asked Mollá about his relationship to the built environment, and the isolation it can create.

MOLLÁ: "...Crowds create space in a city. The isolation you refer to is only reached by framing the relationship between the individual and his urban setting, where man is creator of and creature within his own environment. This relationship is a recurring theme we see in the metaphysical piazzas of de Chirico and the wine cellars of Morandi. Silent spaces and solitary people add mystery to timelessness."

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Published on Friday, April 9, 2010 in Urban Omnibus
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