AboutA group show of twelve book artists exploring themes as diverse as corsetry, chance, language, memory and the boundary between what is public and what is private through various concepts and structures of the book. KALEID editions is delighted to show these recent MA graduates in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London.
Irena Frantal's Houses/Books is a book of thoughts about a place called home. It is a physical, but also conceptual space. Personal writings about a search for freedom, place and belonging are on the walls of the houses, loose pages are made to be cut, glued and shaped in to a house.
Keith Hale, through his books, asks the question: if the ephemeral nature of the spoken word was made permanent what would a spoken word landscape look like?
Joana Pereira juxtaposes microscopic poetry and typographic illustrations inspired by the processes of recalling and storing memory.
In the books made by Evelina Garliauskiene you can see ideas and stories grow out of words, lines, shapes, forms and colours. As a graphic designer she considers shapes, forms and lines an integral part in storytelling.
Dan Gao uses the corset as a symbol of feminine identities, freedom and sex appeal. In her work the corset book becomes the deconstructed body representing internal and external struggles.
Pauline Lamont- Fisher has been exploring the concept of place through walking in London. She creates artists' books which capture the essence of place by fixing time and location using snatches of conversations, sounds, photographs, rubbings and sketches.
Erin K. Schmidt incorporates found feathers and correspondence into her books to create uncertain narratives of personal relationships and experiences.
In Michelle Mulheron's work an alternative reading is created through playful narratives, where we are invited to embark on a journey to find this place or state we call âhome'. Through the story we are led with ladders, bridges, birds and aeroplanes all carrying you from chapter to chapter exploring portions of tiny events in this new and strange world.
Roland Brauchli changes the experience of the book. By altering the structure of books he creates sculptures and new tactile and visual experiences of the book.
Dio Tik Wan Lau's work demonstrates the spiritual influence of light in the form of art as a medium to invoke a state of contemplation.
The beautiful and meticulous drawings by Marios Constantinides are inspired by the contention he has been exposed to, coming from an area of regional conflict. Often the disputes and prejudices are meaningless to a younger generation and this concept is explored in his work.
Qiongjie Yu creates books of ice containing images and text of sensitive information that can be interpreted in different ways. As the ice melts so the emotions subside and one is left with an overwhelming sense of loss, reflecting life, what was once and what might have been.