The Capital Series is the bold, dramatic work of art by Ingimar Einarsson. Each of his series’ pieces focuses on one particular building in a European capital city. Einarsson photographs the architecture and subsequently abstracts elements of his captures. The evolved creative framework allows the artist to maintain the textures, forms, patterns and colors which initially drew him to the architecture. Einarsson’s specific approach to abstraction is just spectacular. He views his process of creating this exciting aesthetic related to the way a musician uses samples to make new sequences. In other words, the Capital Series constitutes an elusive visual remix.
Ingimar Einarsson’s broader creative practice focusses on the investigation and deconstruction of the architectural aesthetic. We’ve had the pleasure to catch up with the Iceland-based, London trained artist for a brief interview.
What’s the first thing that you think of when you wake up in the morning?
I used to have this amazing morning routine of reading a couple of comic strips from the complete Calvin and Hobbes books and then go straight to work with a clear head and a positive mindset. Nowadays I sadly just look at emails and social media and therefore think about that. I am trying to get into the Calvin and Hobbes morning routine again though.
What makes you forget time?
Great conversations with good friends.
If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
My macbook pro, my glasses and a notebook.
Who has influenced you the most?
My mentor in London James Harris; we starting hanging out back in 2010 when I was in college and he helped me out with a commission and I helped him out instead at his studio.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Just keep doing what you are doing and everything will be alright.
The Capital Series spans all of Europe’s capital cities. Check out the artist’s website Ingimar Einarsson for more of his exciting work.
All imagery courtesy of Ingimar Einarsson.