THE VISUAL = THE VISIBLE + THE INVISIBLE.
Through painting, I seek to find the Significant Form & Significant Space of my architecture.
Through painting, I foreshadow an architecture of Form & Story.
The Architect Painter presents not only a highly developed aesthetic language, which he applies to his buildings. Through his modern, asymmetric layering of lines and planes, positive figures and negative spaces, through devices of color, texture, or collage, he evokes the spirit of ancient myths, a symbolic dimension that also infuses his architecture.
Trucks blends signature concepts—including Control and Soul, Jigsaw Design, Negative Cubism, and Empty Space / Full Space (The Architect Painter outlines all nine concepts in his book Daedalus 9). He explores what he calls the "Visual Chess Game of Move & Meaning"—the basis for an architecture of Form & Story that he has so far most fully realized in his award-winning project,
Dante | Telescope House.