Central to Daniel Sinsel's work is an experimentation with materials. Foreign elements such as precious stones, horns and horse hair become appendages to the painted canvas. Alternatively the canvas makes way for an eclectic range of objects; a recurring choice are delicately painted suspended eggs. Sinsel, by and large works on an intimate scale, combining technical virtuosity in his painting with a fascination for craft.
In this notebook, Dario Gamboni embarks on the trail of the notoriously restless European 19th-century artist Paul Gauguin. During the "period of incubation" that the artist customarily underwent after arriving in a new environment, such as Brittany, New Zealand, or Tahiti, he drew in order to familiarize himself with the place.
In his work David Link generates (apparently) interactive projects, at the interface between art, science, and technology. For LoveLetters_1.0, Link reconstructed a functional replica of one of the earliest programmable computers, the Ferranti Mark I, and an equally early program, invented in 1952 by Christopher Strachey at the University of Manchester.
Widely revered as the artists' gallerist, Jonathan Levine has nourished a much needed alternative viewpoint within the stilted New York art market. In the pages of Delusional, readers will discover the fascinating backstory that brought this punk kid from Trenton to the hallowed gallery walls of Chelsea.
Derive artists' books B. Mori & M. Kinney
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Publication of Bruna Mori's long-awaited first poetry collection, Dérive, which also presents reproductions of paintings by New York-based artist Matthew Kinney. Drawn by the New York cityscape and encounters found there, physical trajectories are mapped in words and sumi-ink. Poems that depict an ever-shifting subjectivity within the urban sphere are interspersed with paintings of architectures dis/assembling.
Third in a trilogy of graphic works inhabited by an eclectic assortment of cartoon characters caught in various moments of confusion, awkwardness and oblivious outrageousness. Inspired by the work of James Thurber, these captioned cartoons succinctly capture a world forever out of sync with the normal, the rational and the so-called well-adjusted. Desperaddies moves through eight thematic chapters, Individuals in Despair, A Review of More Childish Times and Animal Relief.
This pocket-size primer, a companion to the best-selling Letters to a Young Artist of 2006, offers a candid peek into the thoughts of two dozen artists between the ages of 30 and 40 who have dealt with--and continue to deal with--the questions that consume those just starting out in the art world, and that are so rarely addressed openly within it.