Welcome to RANDOM ORDER – my first artist’s book.
I have to admit, however thrilled, at first this artist’s book stuff appeared as ‘a mission impossible’. Being primarily a painter, most of my artistic work deals with visual/geometrical illusion on a two-dimensional surface. It was a special challenge to step out of this painting like thinking, and incorporate the idea of sequences into the created work.
To me A BOOK, as an object, is something (quite) personal; not only to the person who created it, but also to its potential reader or the future owner. I believe that the gesture or the need of holding a book in our hands enables the development of a unique, personal relationship with it. Holding a book is kind of the same as owning it; being in control of it.
This is why my attempt here was to construct a book that is not only an item being reproduced, but is rather a visual diary designed for each participant of Liber Mundi individually. Each piece or book of the collection is an individuum, and they together form one whole – one art piece.
+ What you see here is a series of 18 books with 32 drawings, bonded by the use of the same idea i.e. making of process, yet (slightly) different in their actual content.