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Here Now, Architectural Mashups Inspired by Horror Books

It's no new thing for artists to foster the obsession with making something as grounded and immutable as architecture look like it was plucked from a particularly lucid dream. The eerie black-and-white imageshere are the work of Portland-based CGI artist Jim Kazanjian, who clips together as many as 50 photos to create spooky conglomerates of architectural tropes. Unlike many of his image-manipulating peers, Kazanjian never shoots a photo, preferring instead to prowl the web for images. "My method of construction has an improvisational and random quality to it, since it is largely driven by the source material I have available," Kazanjian tells Dezeen. "I think of the work as a type of mutation which can haphazardly spawn in numerous and unpredictable directions." The Hitchcockian feel of his Aberrations is intentional; Kazanjian, who is inspired by horror novels, says he is "intrigued with the narrative archetypes these writers utilise to transform the commonplace into something sinister and foreboding." More photos below.

· Hyper-collage photography by Jim Kazanjian [Dezeen]
· 'Impossible Architecture' a Spectacular Defiance of Physics [Curbed National]