Marcus Schubert, La Frenouse, Cosse-Le-Vivien, France, 1987.
Travel yields an unpredictable map no matter how well the itinerary is charted in advance. The time and space of travel offers a suspended dimension defying traditional definitions of self, path, destination. The idea of home and away become synonymous.
So, too, the quest of the photographer Marcus Schubert, who lives in Toronto but works around the world, yields a Jungian map of the accidental tourist who seeks and finds unknown architectures to catalogue the obscure, the bizarre, the unreal. His photography celebrates the pathos of an architecture brut, which goes beyond folk and ethnic building cultures, toward an interior mind and eye of the archetype, the subconscious, the hallucinatory and delirious, and, sometimes, schizophrenic and psychotic worlds.
Marcus Schubert, Edward Leedskalnin’s Coral Castle, Homestead, Florida, 1988.
Marcus Schubert, La Maison Pique-Assiette (Inner Courtyard), Chartres, France, 1987.
Marcus Schubert, Ferdinand Cheval’s Palais Ideal (Detail: Three Sisters), Hauterives, France, 1987.
Marcus Schubert, Yard Portrait of Billy Lemming, Trion, Georgia, 1986.
Marcus Schubert, 1045 Horsepower Car, Los Gatos, California, 1987.