Our Ancestors

A collection of work for 'Our Ancestors', a solo exhibition exploring the relationship between people and their cities.

Our Ancestors
Solo Exhibition in Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh
"Our Ancestors presents portraits of city life as a collection of limited edition screenprints,
digital prints and 3D models from architect and illustrator, David Fleck. His whimsically
enchanting linear studies use a clean and fresh palette to celebrate trusted, architectural
forms as if they were built yesterday. Although void of perspective, these city streets are
layered, creating an undulating wave of building facades and natural landscapes with a
reassuring reminder of simpler times gone by.

Although inspired by local towns and cities, Fleck’s final folio of works could well be
associated with many international locations (an idea discussed in Italio Calvino’s
influential book, Invisible Cities). Every city is a playground of discovery, a world of chaos
and experience waiting to be uncovered and shared. The relationship between a cutting
edge, contemporary city and its people is, of course, reciprocal and influenced by the
town planning and the priorities of our ancestors. Fleck’s cities depict this oxymoron,
by illustrating classical architecture in a contemporary style – a pairing down of complex
structures to their most prominent features. Fleck captures the character of a population
through an illustration of the city, and characterizes a city through a drawing of one
person. It is in the combination that we find a portrait of city life."

A selection of prints is now available on Society6- http://society6.com/Fleck

Below is a selection from the prints in the exhibition, the full collection also comprised 3d models and burnt wood illustrations.

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