TRISTRAM LANSDOWNE

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Tristram Lansdowne’s exquisite watercolour paintings are otherworldly. They examine sustainability and the ideals of our mass-produced concrete architectural constructions and their questionable futures, quietly existing within a rapidly expanding planet. His futuristic plateaus and mountains, hybrids of organic ramblings and sharp modernist white 20th century architecture, are dreamlike scenarios. The landscapes are reminiscent of the Die Gläserne Kette, and their hero Wenzel Hablik. However whilst Hablik may have dreamed of the future, Lansdowne dreams of an alternative past. Incongruous structures, and organic cells are freely fused, removing the viewer from their banal setting and transporting them into an intergalactic biosphere. 

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