León Ferrari (1920-2013) was an Argentinian conceptual artist who worked with a series of extremely different medias through the years. Trained as an engineer, he gained notoriety in the 1960s thanks to his polemical works on religion and politics. Exiled in 1976 in Brazil, he started a series of plans using heliography, the technique traditionally employed by architects,until the advent of the computers, in order to reproduce their drawings. Combining letraset icons to hand sketches, he invented labyrintic worlds which became part of a series called “The architecture of Madness”.
“i am very impatient. i have difficulties to concentrate for a long time. i am often disproportionately emotional. i also have to say that i love sleeping and very much enjoy to sometimes not do anything. – which isn’t really a weakness, right?”
hanna putz photographed by thomas lohr for freunde von freunden