Published by Koenig Books/KMEC. Edited by Karen Marta. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Frederic Tuten.
Working on cardboard and canvas, the acclaimed New York–based novelist, short story writer and essayist Frederic Tuten (born 1936) creates dream-like landscapes in places as far-flung as Tangier and Tuscany. His works, which use recurrent motifs such as sombreros and inverted cups, play host to a parade of characters, objects and shapes that converge in fascinating, often mysterious compositions. This book compiles a vibrant selection of Tuten’s recent paintings and drawings alongside short stories written by the artist to accompany each and every picture, in addition to an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist. In Tuten’s world, rendered in ink, colored pencil, crayon, pastel and, more recently, oil paint, imagination reigns supreme.