Julie C Ourceau

About the Artist

Inspired by all-natural systems, man made things, and the creative process. Designer at large, with specific interests in architecture, landscape design, and representation.
She creates small and large-scale paper works with ink, pencil and watercolour, combining drafting techniques. Interested in the formation of things, finding inspiration in nature and history.

About the Works

Series of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's inspired Geometric Etudes

Where the architect executed compositions of lines and planes, defined grids and traced surfaces, these Etudes are inspired experiments of forms. The small-scale works are removed from digital processes, drafted with ink, watercolour and graphite combining traditional drawing techniques. Geometric abstractions and concentrations of pure forms expose inspiration in technology, repetitive structural systems and layers of perception. The Etudes draw inspiration from the Seagram Building and the Neue national gallery at Kulturforum. By shifting the representation of a building from photograph or orthographic drawings and creating an aperçu,or a visual note, the pieces tie a moment to the perception of these strict geometric assemblies. Studies are meant to move away from the centre, the one fixed focus, and offer ideas or brief perception.

Toronto Metropolitan Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.
Ryerson Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.