Tag: artist's books

Update & staying connected!

Update & staying connected!

Just wanted to put a little not in relation to the current circumstances. We will of course be cancelling all public meetings for the time being which includes our AGM and party to celebrate turning one year old and our monthly ABClub gatherings. However it…

Robert Good

Robert Good

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I use books as a format if it is the best medium for the subject that I’m working on. Having collected over 3000 definitions of art from the internet, turning them into ‘A New Dictionary of Art’…

Islam Aly

Islam Aly

How did you become involved in artist’s books?

In the spring of 2000, at the exhibition titled One of a Kind Artists’ Books in Cairo, I saw books unlike any I had ever seen before. They were different in their concepts, structures, techniques, and materials; they were made out of handmade paper, wax, seeds, and metal.

This exhibition was organized by Suzanne Horvitz and Robert Roesch, who also led two workshops in Cairo and Alexandria for young artists. The exhibition was described as the first time an Egyptian audience had experienced a full range of unique artists’ books. Since then I’ve been very interested in exploring the potentials of this fantastic medium.

What is the focus of your practice?

I have always been fascinated and challenged by the book form. The book has always been the main attraction for me, whether old or contemporary. I am always intrigued by the physical properties of the books as well as their content. Witnessing the shifts and changes in what can be identified as the artist’s books has had a compelling impact on my relationship with this flexible and amazing medium.

Examining books in libraries, and galleries plays an influential role in producing my artist’s books. The look and presence of these artefacts is an integral part of my work and is linked to the content and aesthetics. 

What are you working on at the moment?

I am working on a new book highlighting the Mediterranean immigrant crisis and the journeys refugees and migrants take crossing borders and seas. In addition, I am working on a series of books that explore Islamic art and design. I want to reveal how patterns develop and morph in books that make the viewer experience their beauty, elegance, harmony, intricacy, and complexity.

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paula roush/msdm.studio

paula roush/msdm.studio

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I consider publishing as my artistic practice, with publications crossing over into photoworks, installation and photobook works. What is the focus of your practice? The relationship between mind, consciousness and the materialisation of the photographic object. What…

Pat Hodson

Pat Hodson

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I stumbled into making books in 1990, while working with a laborious process, involving liquid dye and silk. I deconstructed the process into a 12 image sequence, which reveals how the colour, repeatedly and randomly overlaid, retains…

Michelle Holland

Michelle Holland

How did you become involved in artist’s books?

I have been making books for over 15 years, an interest that grew from a retreat I was on in Portland, America. 

What is the focus of your practice?

Beachcombing has always been a passion of mine, and Seaglass is the focus around my books, I collect the glass from the seashore, which I put into clay, to form the front cover of the books, I then spin and weave threads to make the back covers. 

What are you working on at the moment?

I am experimenting spinning different fibres such as seacell, bamboo, soya, to weave into the back covers of my books.

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