Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays
MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSRobert Lucander: Cocktail International
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 104 pgs / 101 color. | 8/15/2006 | Not available
Robert Lucander: Sugar Shack
WALTHER KöNIG/CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS, BERLIN
Paperback, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 28 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
Published by Walther König/Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.
This well-designed, staple-bound exhibition catalogue features ample full-page illustrations and a paper change for the text and interview. It's a great format for the visual inventions of the Helsinki-born painter Robert Lucander, who draws his imagery from records, magazines and film--and here also from old books on wizardry and classic Modernist works by artists like Max Ernst or Edvard Munch.
Paperback, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 28 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date 3/1/2008
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 158
ISBN 9783931355395 FLAT40
List Price: $34.00 CDN $40.00
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Oliver Zybok. Essays by Beate Ermacora, Harald Falckenberg, and Oliver Zybok.
Finnish artist Robert Lucander, who investigates the interplay between painting and photography, selects his source snapshots and portraits from magazines, cheap novels, books and album covers. His figures are traced and shaded in pencil on wood, where he uses the grain to suggest depth. They are then framed in richly contrasting solid, unshaded enamel, so that a flat blue silhouette of a model's tousled hair frames his face precisely drawn over the wood grain, or a pair of carefully penciled arms are crossed upon a flat cerulean blue background. Of his practice he says, "I use industrially manufactured acrylic paint without experimenting, I just follow the instructions on the tin." Cocktail International encompasses works dating from 1989 to 2005, from Lucander's early abstract phase through those signature wooden panel paintings to his latest watercolors.
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 104 pgs / 101 color.
Pub Date 8/15/2006
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2006 p. 139
ISBN 9783775717564 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00