Grand Opus

Wilfrid Almendra

Grand Opus
130 x 235 centimeters

In Grand Opus, Wilfrid ALMENDRA questions the suburban destiny of modernist utopia. He draws his inspiration from the work of French dandy architect Roger LE FLANCHEC, a follower of Le Corbusier active in Brittany during the 60's and 70's, who aimed at combining modernism with regionalism, particularly through the use of vernacular materials. Grand Opus recalls the facade of a villa by LE FLANCHEC, covered with slabs of stone, some of which drawing discrete minimal perspectives. ALMENDRA translates it into a slope made of slabs of slate, simultaneously harmonious and testing the limits of balance; the slope is perforated by an agave, as a symbol of chic exoticism frequently found in the patios of modern bourgeois villas.