Dan Perjovschi: The Book of Notebooks. Alina Șerban (Ed.). P+4 Publications

Posted in art, Artist Book, illustration, politics on September 24th, 2022
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Texts by Kristine Stiles, Alina Șerban, Jelena Vesić, What, How & from Whom / WHW

“I do one notebook for every show or project. It is like a pocket studio and research space. In the notebook drawings are pushed further to the limit and are not very PC. There are a lot of bad drawings, things that do not work out, lame jokes. Humor is hard to capture… Of the two hundred drawings in a notebook, thirty or fifty will make it onto the wall an maybe ten will make it into the general repertoire. The repertoire began in 2000 and since then drawings have been incorporated and discarded, rolling from one wall to the next.

I am the happiest when I draw in the notebook and I know the drawing is good. Translating it onto the wall is also good, but it is just a translation.

I draw, I happy.” (Dan Perjovschi)

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P+4 Publications is an independent publishing programme dedicated to the promotion of Romanian contemporary art, photography and architecture, exploring the book medium as a point of encounter between theoretical research, graphic design experiment and artists’ ideas and subjects present in their practice. Presently, the programme brings together the Artist Book Series and the Architecture Book Series, supported between 2013–2021 by the PEPLUSPATRU Association, and Parkour and Exhibition-Dossier series, developed by the Institute of the Present since 2017. Starting from 2021, P+4 Publications is coordinated by the Institute of the Present.

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L’emprise. Antoine Orand

Posted in Uncategorized on September 14th, 2022
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Polyphony. Oto Kazumi Tanimoto

Posted in Artist's book, zines on August 19th, 2022
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“All my illustrations on this zine are inspired by Interviews which I contact to my friends who live in South Korea, UK, and Germany. These interviews show me different perspective about this unusual situation after 2020. I think It is more personal thought or feeling compare with dairy news of person-on-the -street interviews which already edited by someone else. I can see (imagine) so much details of their life. It seems to bring me somewhere in this world. Probably under this situation, it was more effective. After I read it, I feel so free. Hopefully, you also feel a little bit chilled out. I would like to say Thank you to my friends again.”

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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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A Female Gaze. Tristram Aver. Beam Editions

Posted in art, Artist Book, illustration, Uncategorized, writing on June 29th, 2022
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A Female Gaze explores the paintings and drawings of contemporary artist Caroline Walker through the lens of Laura Knight, arguably Nottingham’s most famous artist and the first woman to be elected a Royal Academian.

Seperated by 100 years, both artists are united through their observations of women in everyday life, from moments of motherhood to women at work and the mundanity of domestic life.

With essays by Jennifer Higgie and Tristram Aver, this book contributes to rebalancing the gender bias legacy within art history, while celebrating the powerful artistic qualities of two extraordinary painters.

This book was published to accompany a major Nottingham Castle Trust exhibition, ‘Laura Knight and Caroline Walker: A Female Gaze.

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Blossom. S Lister-Hernandez, Annabelle Theresa Kuhm (Eds.). Something Else

Posted in art, illustration on June 28th, 2022
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bloom

/bluːm/ noun

The flower of a plant.

Flowers collectively: The bloom of the cherry tree. State of having the buds opened: The gardens are all in bloom.

A flourishing, prospering condition.

To bloom, blooming, bloomed. What does “bloom” mean to you?

BLOSSOM is the accumulation of work from 30 artists from around the world who were asked what the word “bloom” means for them.

1/3 of revenues earned from BLOSSOM will be donated to @REDCOMUNITARIATRANS, a community-based organization led by transgender women that work to defend the rights of trans people in Colombia. During the last six years, they have worked hand in hand with trans women who are victims of the armed conflict, deprived of liberty, homeless people, sex workers and drug users.

Featuring Aguacero – She/Her @aguacerito0o, Raisa Alava – She/Her @raisalava, Chaz Aracil / Aza – They/Them (trans/ NonBinary/two-spirit) @azamorxx / @chaz_aracil, LEE BULLITT @mooodyblack, Kyle Canyon @kyle_canyon, Coco Latex – They/them @Cocolatex_tattoo, Irene Fernandez Arcas @irene_f_arcas, Momo Gordon – They/them @slippypeach, Paula Grenouille – She/her @paulagrenouille, Anna Hoffman – She/her @annahofm_nn, Dana Kearley – She/they @danakearley, Annabelle Theresa Kuhm – They/she @not_buff_enuff, Clare Lewis – She/Her @clarelewlew, S Lister-Hernández @obscuredself, Stefhany Y. Lozano – She/Her @stefhanyylozano, Lony Mathis – she/her @_lony_mathis, Kaja Meyer – She/her @_kajameyer_, Nina Muro – She/her @nninamuro, Amy Palmer, MOONSIE @pigratdog, Daniela Restrepo @darares_93, Sophia Prieto – She/Her @sophiaprieto.v, Kitty Short – She/Her/They @kittyshortsh, Alexandra Šliková – She/Her @pu.uf, Gaja Vičič – she/her @happyplantsberlin / @gajavicic, Oasis of Hate (Anna) – She/her @oasis_of_hate, Nico Wilting – They/he @Babysbabybaby, Weishan Yang – she/they @mass_97_, Madiza Zalewa – She/her @zalevajka, Inka Zivana Torvund – She/They @oceanpebble.

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The Forest and The Little One. Monika Kalinaustaite. Kornelija Zalpyte. Kirvarpa.

Posted in illustration, writing on March 28th, 2022
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The Forest and The Little One is an invitation to enjoy the complex world of the forest and its simple joys. It is meant for every child and adult looking for a walking companion and adventure in nature.

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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FUKT Issue 20 – The Faces Issue. Björn Hegardt (Ed.).

Posted in illustration on March 25th, 2022
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FUKT Magazine, one of the world’s leading, engaging and inspiring drawing magazine returns for its 20th edition. This new anniversary release looks at the art of portraits in drawing.

While creating portraits is as old as humanity, what does that mean today, especially in the age of selfies and social media? After 2 years of a global pandemic and people hidden behind masks FUKT Issue #20 explores and celebrates the human face. Featuring drawings by 34 contemporary artists, we delve into the world of portraiture and the face in contemporary art. Inside the magazine, you’ll discover a range of perspectives and topics, from face blindness, courtroom drawings and lockdown portraits to facial recognition – a selection of drawing positions that present a unique take on the face. 

The cover comes in variations of 24 different printed faces. When unwrapped, that loose sheet of paper reveals an empty face on the cover. You can scribble, draw a portrait, simple or elaborate, anything is possible. We would love to see the faces you draw, so don’t hesitate to upload them to social media, tag us @fukt_magazine, or email us a photo of the cover with your drawing.

Artists:
Astrid Köppe, Balint Zsako, Bill Robles, Britta Lumer, Carlotta, Esther Maria Bjørneboe, Gabriella Boros, Ida Woldsund, Javier Lozano, Jiayue Li, Johan Kleinjan, Katinka Theis, Kenturah Davis, Louisa Engel, Marijn Akkermans, Mitti Mendonça, Mone Schliephack, Nidhal Chamekh, Ofobuike Okudoh, Phoebe Boswell, Reza Shafahi, Roberto Lugo, Rosa Everts, Russell Herron, Samehoshi, Sandro Kopp, Sanja Prautzsch, Shivangi Ladha, Skye Volmar, Tawan Wattuya, The Dazzle Club, Wanda Koop, Witte Wartena, Zhang Huan.

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Connectings. Adéla Součková. Trigon

Posted in illustration on March 24th, 2022
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Ears. Francis Upritchard. Happy Dancer.

Posted in illustration on March 22nd, 2022
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Francis Upritchard’s artist book explores ears and the excitement of having them pierced, through watercolour and sculptural studies.

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