The Easel

Painstakingly perfect and utterly peculiar – the drawings of Jean-Jacques Lequeu

If your building designs verge on the madcap, are you an architect? That is the conundrum that is Lequeu. Contemporary tags (“proto-Surrealist”) seem ill-fitting yet so too is the descriptor French classicism. Are his drawings any more than a “psychotic mélange”. Are they “knowing pastiches of architectural culture, or the expression of obscure private obsessions?”