AboutThis October The Book Club will be exhibiting unique illustrations from Katja Spitzer (Gold Medal Winner, 3x3 magazine 2010). Her QUODLIBET exhibition features art from two projects- one concentrating on subject matters around the letter 'Q' and the other, a project consisting of portraits of women created everyday for a whole year.
Katja Spitzer is well renowned on the illustration scene in her home country of Germany and is definitely one to watch in London.
Make sure you don't miss this exhibition launch.
27TH OCTOBER 6PM - 2AM
The Book Club
100 Leonard street > EC2A 4RH>
The Book Club are very pleased to introduce Katja Spitzer, illustrator from Berlin. With countless exhibitions already under her belt in her home country, Katja's art is a cerebral delight. Inspired by everything from gossip columns and bizarre newspaper articles, to the Queens of England and continental emperors from European history, she has an amazing eye for finding the interesting and unusual amongst obscure subject matter. A limited but clever use of colour is another endearing element to her work. The exhibition features original illustrations including drawings from 365 Mädchen (365 Women) portraits of women she made every day for a year.
Quodlibet, her final major project at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, won a prestigious Gold Medal from 3 x 3 magazine (2010), the New York based illustration journal. She has since worked on a translation published by Nobrow Press which will be released in tandem with The Book Club exhibition (press copies available on request). A witty, unconventional illustrated alphabet book for adults, Quodlibet focuses solely on that most quandarous of letters: Q. Inspired by the late, great Georges Perec (who is famous for writing a book whose sole subject was the letter âE'), Katja tackled the letter 'Q'. When asked about her motivations for Quodlibet, Katja explains that in the German language (as in English) Q is a rather peculiar letter. One of the rarest in the German language, Q is only given a fleeting position in the German encyclopedia. Quodlibet covers everything from famous grindhouse movie directors, obscure 18th century dances, extinct animals and ancient Chinese mythological beasts, each illustrated in Katja's idiosyncratic style.
Katja Spitzer was born 1979 in a small town in east Germany. Having completed an undergraduate degree in Art History and History, Katja moved on to study Illustration and Graphic Design in the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Today she works as a freelance illustrator in Berlin. Quodlibet, is published by London publishing house Nobrow Press.
Nobrow Press established in 2008 specialises in publishing graphic art and illustrated books for adults and children alike.