Thursday, 25 December 2008
Another artist from the pages I featured in the "Conceptually Bound" post. Beata Wehr uses all sorts of materials to make artist books and she has mixed media works as well as paintings. I have to say that, for me, her bookart work is her strongest. Such delicacy and subtlety!.
On the Vamp and Tramp website which seems to specialize in artists books Beata has a page which displays very well all of her bookart work. Worth a visit.
Incidentally and coincidentally the image here of Beata's which I have included was created for the Fourth International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius - the theme for this was "Rabbit and House." , which I was invited to submit for by the organizer
Kestutis Vasiliunas, I did do research and even made some prints but ultimately didn't feel that the creative outcomes which I had arrived at were sufficiently enough successful to make an artists book that would be up to the standard I imagined necessary for this caliber of exhibition.
Incidentally I met Kestutis in Falun, Sweden where we were both invited to exhibit as a consequence of being in the book "Printmaking at the Edge" by Richard Noyce.
See also an album on Flickr about the exhibition/event in Falun
Whilst on the Tramps and Vamps website I came across Palo Pallas' "chair - books" oh they are just wonderful. The website is well worth a visit especially for the series of books made in this way.