[D A M I A N I ] What Me Worry Andrew Kuo
Available: March 2011 Author: Andrew Kuo ISBN: 9788862081535 Price: £35.00 Format: Hardback Pages: 208 Illustrations: 150 col ills Size: 293 x 244 mm Category: Art Rights: UK & Eire, Greece, E Europe, Middle East, Far East
Representing the sad, comical and the seemingly trivial minutiae of everyday life in pie charts, flow charts and other forms of visual data sorting, New York-based artist Andrew Kuo transforms the idlest of days into a witty analysis in color and pattern. Among the many itemizations he has rendered into charts: “Some Things I am Scared of in November 2007”; “My Ideal Slacker Tuesday on March 27, 2008”; “Being Accused of Being an Asshole (Via Instant Messager) on June 21, 2009.” The brilliance and charm of these works lies not only in their balance of what might be called “cool content in geek form”, but also in the criteria and gradations they measure. Kuo’s obsessive charts, which resemble Op art, Concrete art or the abstractions of Josef Albers have reached a wide audience through his music reviews for The New York Times.
[D A M I A N I ] Art
This Humanity Matteo Basilé
Available: April 2011 ISBN: 9788862081634 Price: £25.00 Format: Hardback Pages: 80 Illustrations: 40 col photos Size: 300 x 240 mm Category: Art Rights: UK & Eire, Greece, E Europe, Middle East, Far East
JOHN RULE SPRING 2011
In this project Matteo Basilè has measured himself against one of the greatest masterpieces of late Florentine gothic art, the Battaglia di San Romano by Paolo Uccello (1397–1475). This book proposes a series of photos inspired by the celebrated triptych that commemorated the victory of Florentine troops over the Sienese-Milanese in 1432. In the paintings by the Florentine artist all seems immobile, ready for the final act. This is the “still image,” which led Matteo Basilé to create the successive frame. In the Battaglia di San Romano, Paolo Uccello experimented for the first time with revolutionary perspective techniques that create multiple viewpoints within a single scene. The works in This humanity are based on the same rules of perspective but realized with digital and 3D photo techniques. Matteo Basilé, considered one of the main exponents of European digital art has for ten years now wed digital culture with classic iconography, reinventing the idea of the portrait.