‘Raw + Materials = Art’ Booklaunch
On the 12th of April Boetzelaer|Nispen will host the launch of the new Thames and Hudson publication 'Raw + Materials = Art’ written by Tristan Manco.
Tristan Manco showcases the work of 38 truly innovative and inspirational artists who use low-cost, low-tech media and often totally original techniques to produce work that defies categorization and pushes the boundaries of art itself. Many of them repurpose utilitarian or scrap materials, from unglamorous items of domestic waste, found wood and even organic detritus such as skin and nails to recycled toys, books, skateboards, firecrackers and lights. Others show creative approaches to traditional or proven media such as paper, stone, concrete and steel. The ingeniously crafted and thought-provoking results range across a broad spectrum, from intimate paper collages to large public sculptures constructed from discarded wood. Anyone fascinated by the extraordinary creativity currently emerging at the raw edge of contemporary art will find this book compelling reading. Raw + Materials = Art: Found, Scavenged and Upcycled, features a selection of works icluding the work of Peter Callesen, Zadok Ben-David, Anouk Kruithof, Jae-Hyo Lee and Carlos Zuniga.