This is another self-indulgent post, but I suppose that is the idea. X-Plantation is a series of perspective defying montages making the maze of airport runways, with their mysterious signage even more confusing but 100 times more pleasing to the eye. The compositions are chaotically considered and the green-grey tones of the tarmacs give the pieces a subtle colour palette.
Like a 2D version of an Escher drawing, Blanz’s interwoven strips of tarmac don’t seem to have an escape route, start or finishing point. This explains his fascination with ‘mass transit non-places’ and sourcing imagery of these places haphazardly via the internet.
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