Inspired by the concrete screen brick, Alex Lewis presents a collection of digital prints that isolate and examine this modernist building detail.
From Palm Springs to Bangkok, on university campuses, public amenities, the wall in your grandparents’ backyard to the top course of bricks in a small Guatemalan house; the familiar screen brick can be discovered in surprising places. This diverse typology is ubiquitous and internationally enduring. In recent times, the simple designs are quietly coming into focus with nostalgia, curiosity and appreciation.
SCREENS is part of Alex Lewis’ ongoing investigations into the rich territory of architectural fragments in our urban environment.
Alex Lewis, Cross (2015) digital screen print, 24 x 42 cm.