The foundation for Constructs originates from being involved in the academic institution for two uninterrupted decades. Constructs is a series of digitally composited photographs of educational institutions. The buildings function as sun dials and cameras through which light and shadow shapes are created.

The photographs are of brutalist architecture, a style that is distinguishable by its simple and block like form. Brutalist architecture is based on the idea that it is “honest” by showing the viewer that the building materials (concrete, brick, steel, and glass) double as its facade.

The buildings’ rigid and block like construction produces a feeling of constraint, but through the photographs ability to play with light and shadow and through the process of subtracting from and adding to the photograph, it presents a moment of flexibility.

Carlos A. Garcia

About Carlos A. Garcia

Carlos Alberto Garcia was born in California in 1993. He received his B.A. in Art Education and Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and Painting from California State University, San Bernardino in 2016. He is currently pursuing a M.F.A. at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.