'id & i, AUTOMATiSM', + - 0 = X architecture sketchbook investigating the possibilities of architectural form, space & time using a technique called ‘Automatism’. This method allows an innate artistic expression to emerge effortlessly through self immersion & a conscious decision not to control the drawing. A sense of detachment in realising subconscious images is brought to the surface without censorship or attempts of formal exposition, allowing you to be the observer & not the controller. Influenced by the early cubists painters, while finding inspiration in nature. This architecture sketchbook was created in 2010-2012 following an economic recession in Ireland.
Denis F. Lillis was born in North Cork, Republic Of Ireland. He began his studies in Architecture in 1992 achieving a National Diploma in Architectural Technology at Cork Institute Of Technology in 1994. In 1999 he completed his studies in a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Architecture at the School Of Architecture, Duncan Of Jordanstone College Of Art, University of Dundee, Scotland. A career in architecture continued in RIAI professional practice's through out Ireland for 9 years up until an economic recession in the country beginning late 2008.