Three dimensional art that combines sculpture and drawing together by Philadelphia-based artist Luke O'Sullivan. The fantastical scenes of peculiar buildings and subterranean lairs were inspired by dystopian science fiction films and are meant to evoke a sense of wonder for the viewer, as they explore the overworld and underworld labyrinths, and create their own narrative.
My work is about the intersection of built environments and subterranean systems. I create drawings and sculptures of fantastical urban environments. Often inspired by dystopian and science fiction films, I combine recognizable architectural forms and impossible buildings to make diorama-esque works. Early Nintendo games, animations, and maps of caves helped shape my imagination and approach to drawing. The recent works in “Cool Shelter” explore the relationship between an overworld and underworld. Screen printed drawings and patterns on wood occupy the underground labyrinths with various stations, ladders, and wiring. Three-dimensional textures and two-dimensional façades blend together to create a layered industrial landscape.