With ties to both Melbourne and Perth, Jack Lovel’s work captures Australian architecture in its rawest form. His longest project to date, ‘Catching Light’, sees the work of Bulgarian architect Iwan Iwanoff reimagined through his own lens. After six years, the project will culminate in the launch of a book and exhibition this Thursday, March 3, in Melbourne.
Set in the suburban surrounds of his family home in Perth, designed by Iwan in 1954, Jack presents ‘Catching Light’ in the hope of bringing the architect’s monumental work to a larger audience. The series documents more than 25 of Iwan’s remaining projects, weaved together into one architectural memoir spanning 30 plus years. We see Iwan’s guiding motifs, the stark light and blue skies of Western Australia, and their instrumental role in shaping his approach to architecture. More to that, we see first-hand Jack’s ability to capture the sympathetic relationship between nature and architecture.