NEW BUILDS by Otis Blease & Isaac Blease
245 x 345mm, 36 pages, Black & white printing, Saddle stitched, Softcover, 2022
New Builds is a collaboration that merges sculpture, drawing and photography. The sculptural works were made by Otis Blease between 2020 - 2021 as a way of reusing his discarded drawings and to reflect on the largescale new building developments happening in the area that he lives. Later in collaboration with Isaac Blease, the New Builds sculptures were packed up in a suitcase, transported around London and photographed in the locations that originally inspired them. Through this futile attempt to record a constantly changing built environment, the work plays both formally and conceptually with ideas around the real vs the fabricated, whilst attempting to reclaim an interactive approach to the urban landscape. The work was self-published in 2021 in a single colour offset printed zine.