Federico Babina, an italian illustrator based in Barcelona, has released Archiatric, his new and original project. Archiatric is an incisive approach to psychiatry and mental pathologies: it depicts 16 different mental disorders through architecture.
Using basic architectural structures and with a surrealistic and cubist style, Babina illustrates various mental disorders such as schizophrenia, paranoia, autism, anxiety, depression, dementia, phobias… Some of the disorders are more achieved than others but it’s still a very accurate and graphic work which put some words to explain the inexpicable.
I don’t want to put a romantic aura around the discomfort and suffering of mental illness,’ babina says, ‘but rather to make a reflection on the prejudices and negative stigmas with which the pathologies of the mind are often observed.’
Babina has others works also based on architecture as the Architale series: fairytales turned into buildings of fantasy. We encourage everyone to visit his web and social networks.
Below you can see all the houses in an animated video with an exquisite music by spanish jazz composer Elisabet Raspall: