Las Vegas Blvd

As a result from visiting Las Vegas, last summer, I’ve developed some studies about the conception of the city. I submerged myself in theories about how the post-modern architecture of the city (in particular, the hotels) could relate to the vernacular aesthetics of the presets and defaults of both computational programs and the internet, in itself. Therefore, I created these illustrations from google found-images of the most iconic hotels in Las Vegas Boulevard (Riviera, Venetian, Ceasars Palace, Bellagio and Luxor) and manipulated them in photoshop. I intended to simulate a new kind of (digital) painting with those which are, in my opinion, the new contemporary art tools - the automatisms of digital programs.

— January 2011 / 5 illustrations / variable sizes / digital print