The Gordian knots of Seth Price: an artist's book from the herald of post-Internet art.
This lavish picture-book surveys Seth Price’s (*1973, Jerusalem) 2009–13 series of Knot Paintings, in which Price unites his signature vacuum-forming technique—an industrial plastic packaging process— with a refined group of painterly techniques that include acrylic and oil, spray-paint, screen-printing, poured resins, and patterned fabrics. Museum Brandhorst director Achim Hochdörfer has written: “Each Knot Painting introduces a fresh set of concerns: drawing and print techniques are integrated, slits are made in the surface, new ways of applying paint are tested. Painting becomes a node in a network of media-related and societal references.” Price developed the book’s concept and materials in close collaboration with designer Joseph Logan, yielding an artist's book in which the layout moves from extreme close-up to full views of these rich surfaces, while plastics and metal in the book's binding reflect the materiality of the works.
Edited by Bettina Kuncke
Designed by Joseph Logan and Seth Price, with the assistance of Rachel Hudson
104 pages (spiral-bound)
19 x 35 cm
Publisher: Hatje Cantz (August 28, 2018)
The construction of an object should be a way to make natural forces visible.
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Seth Price: Knots