Published by Editorial RM. Text by Juan Manuel Bonet, Javier Barreiro Cavestany.
Jan Hendrix, born in 1949, is a Dutch artist-traveler who has been based in Mexico for the past 30 years. This book includes a series of stunning engravings inspired by the landscape on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, as well as photographs, texts and a conversation with the artist.
Published by Turner/Fonca/Conaculta. Artwork by Jan Hendrix. Text by Issa Maria Benitez, Seamus Heaney.
Fascinated by great, untouched landscapes, Jan Hendrix has traveled the world, from Spain and Mexico to Australia and the Netherlands, confronting and being confronted by primeval forces that, at once overwhelming and mysterious, constitute the very essence of existence. During his travels, Hendrix has regularly captured the landscape with a Polaroid camera, transforming these immediate images through dissection and reduction into essential, abstract shapes, which he uses in his silkscreens. In Travel Diary, the artist presents ten years of his drawings of nature the world over, alongside maps of the places he's been. Specific subjects are the natural elements found in each place, whether trees, leaves, rocks, or rivers. Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney writes an accompanying text.