Published by Patrick Frey Edition. Text by Michel Mettler.
Demons are mutable, their existence dependent on context. So, too, this series of 170-odd pictures by Swiss artist Anton Bruhin, is wholly dependent on what the eye sees in them. They appeal to the imagination, the pre-existing mental images in which we range our visual impressions. They play on patterns and archetypes innate to the human mind. Bruhin's demons betray a profound sense of the nature of suggestion. But what would a current-day demon look like? The free-floating ghosts of yore, personifying vital and cosmic energies, were displaced over the centuries from the outside world into the inner life of living creatures, especially human beings, and came to be associated with evil: malevolent spirits that slip into things to whip them into a frenzy, to foist maladies and iniquities upon them, to unhinge them and set the destructive powers of fate on them.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7 x 9 in. / 368 pgs / 171 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/1/2018 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive PUBLISHER BACKLIST
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783906803302TRADE List Price: $50.00 CDN $67.50
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