Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by José Kuri, Mónica Manzutto. Text by Carlos Amorales, Michel Blancsubé, Magnolia de la Garza, Jon Kun, Reinaldo Laddaga.
Germinal brings together a series by Mexican multimedia artist Carlos Amorales (born 1970) that stem from an alphabet invented by the artist. Ranging from posters, books and newspapers to sculpture and video, these works occupy a midzone between image and sign.
Poop in the air, poop in the trees, poop on your chin, poop on your knee: Mexican artist Carlos Amorales' children's book revels in the stuff, rendering these scenes in bold, scatological brown and black silhouette. Amorales (born 1970) has already established an impressive reputation as an artist working in a variety of media--animation, performance, video, sculpture, photography and works on paper--and here explores that singular niche within artists' publications: the artist's book sort of for children and definitely for adults. Caca Grande plays fast and loose with the brown stuff, dispatching it to places it had previously never been, with joyous abandon.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Katrin Steffen, Hans-Michael Herzog.
Born in 1970, Amorales is one of Mexico’s most interesting contemporary artists. Drawing from his Liquid Archive, an electronic image bank, he creates drawings, paintings and animation filled with archetypal images of dangerous beauty. This comprehensive publication features an extensive conversation between the artist and the director of the Daros-Latinamerica Collection.
Published by Artimo. Edited by Gils Stork. Essays by Cuauhtemoc Medina, Phillippe Vergne and Rein Wolfs.
Carlos Amorales is a Mexican artist whose work in the media of photographs, videos, installations, and performance draws on the theatrical world of professional wrestling in Mexico, where the fighters assume fictional characters and are popular heroes. Amorales takes part in this world by creating his own alter ego: a wrestler that fights under the name Amorales and wears a mask designed by the artist. The result is a fascinating, multi-layered game of changing identities, and a constant shifting of reality and fiction.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 256 pgs / 120 color / 30 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 8/2/2001 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2001
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789075380231TRADE LIST PRICE: $25.00 CDN $30.00
AVAILABILITY Not available
STATUS: Out of print | 5/11/2007
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