While people often talk about the real estate bubble in Japan, Japanese artist Sashie Masakatsu makes this expression literal in his apocalyptic paintings where architecture floats in volatile spherical formations above the smoky rubble on the streets. Masakatsu’s futuristic works envision environmental disaster, depicting a world that appears insidious and uninhabitable. The otherworldly architecture becomes the subject of the work itself, taking on a haunting presence in the absence of human characters. Masakatsu will show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery later this year on October 19. Take a look at some of his works below.