Korean-born, Barcelona-based artist Lee Jang Sub takes blueprints of city roads as they existed in different eras and overlays them on top of each other to create art that shows the way urban spaces evolved crazily over the centuries. Here you can see Paris, a jumble of roads that developers built without really thinking ahead to the future. This kind of haphazard, overlapping road construction is what creates chaotic city streets and traffic snares all over the planet.


This is Rome. Lee screen prints these images onto materials like textile, paper, and wood using bright colors and great attention to detail. Most art depicting a certain locale becomes dated almost immediately, but Lee's art transcends time — in his work, you can see how Paris looked at any point throughout the last several hundred years. Images by Lee Jang Sub

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