With whispers of a second wave and some lockdown measures remaining in place, we look to an artist who finds the view from inside as his source of inspiration. In Pericoli’s book ‘Windows of the World’ illustrates views from 50 of the world’s most prominent writers in a re-examining of space, place, creativity and what home really means.
Pericoli recreates their views in astonishing detail. The views convey a sense of contemplation and peacefulness, to tune out of your surroundings and get lost deep in thought with the landscape in front of you. A new view comes into your gaze, unimportant mundane details start to become the main focus, a lopsided chimney or birds nest nestled in between the branches of trees.
To create such realistic drawings Pericoli uses a mixture of photos, detailed descriptions from the writers themselves and sometimes even a hand drawn version of their own view and window. This allows him to filter through the disconnect of what we perceive as ‘space’ and what is actually ‘space’ ie the nothingness in between the furtinutre and objects rather than a physical aspect within a building or room. We hope his work makes you see the view out of your window in a different way.