New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chehere (7 pics)




As part of his ongoing series titled Flying Houses , French artist Laurent Chehere ( previously ) imagines a world without gravity where unusual architectural structures seem to float midair, tethered only by loose strands of power lines. Each house seems dense with details, telling the story of fictional inhabitants through purposeful details that allude to much deeper stories behind each image. Chehere draws influence from Jules Verne to Hayao Miyazaki, but most poignantly brings attention to marginalized communities found in Paris, specifically Gypsies and immigrants. By uprooting the houses he hopes the viewer focuses more clearly on them, an act he refers to as “releasing them from the anonymity of the street.” Each house is actually an extremely detailed photomontage and begins life as a series of sketches. Chehere then photographs hundreds of elements like antennas, walls, roofs, graffiti, and birds which he then assembles digitally into the pieces you see here. Several recent artworks by Chehere are currently on view at Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York along with miniature buildings by Joshua Smith . You can see more of his photographic work on Instagram .

New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chehere

New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chehere

New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chehere

New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chehere

New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chehere

New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chehere

New Flying Houses Hover Above Paris by Laurent Chehere




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