Ali Cherri: Earth, Fire, Water. Éditions Dilecta

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, sculpture on December 5th, 2022
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This publication is the first monograph by Ali Cherri. Through an introduction by the artist, four essays and an interview, this book reveals the political, aesthetic and dreamlike dimensions of a work that the artist has been developing for over fifteen years.

Born in Beirut, Ali Cherri lives and works between Beirut and Paris. He belongs to this generation of Lebanese artists born during the civil war whose work has been strongly affected by this context of instability.

Texts by Ali Cherri, Aaron Cezar, Tarek El-Ariss, Nicole Brenez, Hannah Feldman, Roxana Azimi.

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Λ (Lambda). Micol Assaël. NERO

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, drawing on November 25th, 2022
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Λ (Lambda) is an artist book by Micol Assaël which collects a series of 72 drawings made by the artist starting in 2011 as a reflection on light.

The work well exemplifies Assaël’s interest in natural phenomena and in their unpredictability which often makes it impossible for the artist to control the work. The drawings “describe” biomorphic figures inscribed within circles, and are based on the attempt to define a blot of color despite its constant modification over time. Unlike previous series of drawings, Λ (Lambda) is made with orange enamel and blue ink.

The drawings, conceived to be charged with light, have been exposed to direct, very intense sources of illumination. The title Λ (Lambda) alludes to the symbol used in physics for the wavelength of light.

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⎾1⏌. Sang Yoon Kim. KimSang

Posted in Artist Book, drawing, illustration on July 11th, 2022
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“I don’t remember, but since I was very young, drawing is one habit of mine. After many changes and attempts, I worked on the same type of drawing for about six or seven years. I made a book out of some of the drawings I worked on. Of course, personal things will also be reflected but there is no topic and answer. I just do the act of drawing habitually. It can be personal or universal. It looks like a familiar person or a familiar character shape, or it is not. You can also watch fairy tales and cartoons. Or it may seem like an extreme reality. Or lines and lumps. Or just paper and graphite. It seems to be full, or it is empty, repetition and flow, or there is a difference and disconnection. And it was planned or happened to happen to be. It is constantly familiar and unfamiliar between everything and something. The size, paper and texture of the book are also parts of this context.”

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The Secret Book of Lichens. Kristupas Sabolius. Aistė Ambrazeviciute. Kirvarpa.

Posted in drawing, writing on March 26th, 2022
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Sometimes, if you take a closer look at a tree trunk, you may be able to see letters. This swirly script forms part of The Secret Book of Lichens, the pages of which are scattered across the entire forest. Although many plants and animals have tried to read what is written in it, none have ever managed to assemble those mysterious symbols into any kind of cohesive sentence, or even a single word for that matter.

This book is a walk through the mind and imagination of lichens spread across the forest. The short stories tell of lichen love, their mathematics, values and other important things. These compound creatures are never alone and know great ways to make friends. Perhaps that’s why, when looking at lichens, people understood what symbiosis is – knowing how to live together. Composed of allied fungus and algae, these creatures have special powers – for example, they can easily survive in space and melt rocks. And this one particularly special lichen, Graphis scripta, was even called the script of the forest.

This children’s book is part of the project Neringa Forest Architecture, established at Nida Art Colony, a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2020.

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Flashback Gordon

Posted in books, collage, drawing, illustration on March 10th, 2022
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A comic album once discarded from a public library and later found on the street by the artist on his way to his studio is transformed into a series of abstract collages. Using simple cut and paste tactics a collection of science fiction narratives is reorganised into images drifting away from definition to be reproduced as Risograph prints on the pages of Flashback Gordon.

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Chrome magazine – volume 4. Various artists. Chrome Media Ug.

Posted in drawing, illustration, painting, photography, writing on February 21st, 2022
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Chrome Magazine is launching today its fourth edition. 


An innovative art book in the more accessible magazine format. An answer to the algorythmicrflood of images we are confronted with every day. A long – lasting source of inspiration for those interested in art and those who dare to create. 
Our objective for this issue was to curate a list of exciting international artists and to create an insulated space for them to present their body of work. By combining graphic design, fine art, photography, CGI and other experimental approaches, a multifaceted and highly interesting body of work is created. Every page you turn you will find yourself confroted with new ideas and concepts. So take your time to understand the creators intentions and to interpret their visual language. Be inspired. 
We want to showcase what moves our generation and provide an insight into our diverse perspectives. Furthermore, we want to serve as a platform that promotes connection and collaboration within the different areas of the creative scene.

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Indoors Diary of a Pandemic. Nina Fuga. bruno.

Posted in drawing, illustration on February 11th, 2022
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These drawings give back the intimacy of the everyday to objects and postures which, exasperated within existing spaces, take new positions and discover new sides to themselves, giving life to a sym­phony of small theatrical pièces where stage and backstage are one and the same.

I disegni, questi disegni, nell’insita tensione del loro tratto, ci consen­tono di immaginare gli altri nel paradosso delle loro esistenze, esploso tra le pareti delle proprie abitazioni e di farci sentire meno soli, meno tristi. Immaginare gli altri e le altre, ci restituisce lo spazio del gioco, dell’assurdo, del surreale che fatichiamo a praticare mentre stiamo seduti sui nostri divani.
– Silvia Jop

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Onnshinn 8+10 #3 – Autumn/ Winter 2021. Asami Togawa (Ed.). Togawa Shoten

Posted in Artist magazine, drawing, illustration on January 18th, 2022
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AUTUMN/ WINTER 2021

ISSUE #3

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Artists of this issue:
Ryo Nakamura
Asami Togawa
Snack Motherhood
Yumiko Albrecht
Joël Ameloot
Tomoyuki Miyamoto
Yuri Tsuiki
Yoshie Sugito
Mariko Mukumoto
Sota Togawa
Ayano Sugiuchi
Kaoru Noguchi

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Salsiccette Snack. G. M. Belli, T. Braida, G. A. Cereda, A. Parvanova, C. Pozzi. bruno

Posted in drawing, illustration on October 6th, 2021
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A miniseries on drawing

This enticing series of little books approaches drawing in its most specific acceptation, i.e. as a peremptory gesture that is gradually revealed, a tool at the service of thought and a primary form of representation. The pages feature both real and imaginary objects along with the caprices, secrets and flights of fancy of the artists involved. With all the speed and immediacy of a snack, browsing through this finger-lickin’ collection – jam-packed full of mouth-watering tasty tit bits – will certainly whet your appetite. And once you try one, you will keep coming back for more.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COCK IN THE WORLD. Javier Lozano. Self published

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing on May 31st, 2021
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170 drawings of the same beautiful cock

What’s wrong with a cock? Nothing at all.
Even less if it is the most beautiful cock in the world,
because a cock doesn’t mean anything but itself:
source of life, source of pleasure.

The life drawings in this book,
made with delight and admiration,
claim to pay tribute to
the most beautiful cock in the world.

December 2020
Edition of 300

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