Synopses & Reviews
The digital drawings of Yves Netzhammer invite viewers into a fascinating world of figures that appear both human and animal, while simultaneously blurring the distinction between object and living thing. By turns nightmarish or playful and cartoon-like, the creative cosmos depicted in Netzhammerandrsquo;s drawings imagines an alternate reality, in which precise lines bind impossible combinations of objects with careful clarity.
Netzhammer ranks among the most renowned Swiss contemporary artists, his work comprising animation, video and sculpturaland#160;installations, objects, and drawings.and#160;Concave Thoughtsand#160;is a comprehensive resource on his work and imagery as well as an opulent art book.and#160;
andldquo;Netzhammerandrsquo;s drawings fascinate through their bodily charisma and their formal clarity. The playful recombination of elements which seemingly can not be combined leads to the threshold of our existenceandrsquo;s dark side: soothing aspects interlock with displeasing ones, the dead melts with the alive into creatures never seen before, and the depicted scenarios run from microscopic to giant scales.andrdquo;
During his lifetime, Keith Haring's spontaneous, archetypal creations won both a street audience and the respect of the art establishment. Kept from his teens until his death from AIDS in 1990, these illuminating journals reveal Haring's conscious, committed drive to extend the boundaries of art. Photos & drawings throughout. Radio news feature.
A stunning Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of the activist artist's extraordinary journals
Keith Haring is synonymous with the downtown New York art scene of the 1980's. His artwork-with its simple, bold lines and dynamic figures in motion-filtered in to the world's consciousness and is still instantly recognizable, twenty years after his death. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features ninety black-and-white images of classic artwork and never-before-published Polaroid images, and is a remarkable glimpse of a man who, in his quest to become an artist, instead became an icon.
During his lifetime, Haring's spontaneous, archetypal creations won both a street audience and the respect of the art establishment. These illuminating journals reveal Haring's conscious, committed drive to extend the boundaries of art. Photos & drawings throughout.
About the Author
Keith Haring (1958-1990) came to New York City in 1978 to attend the School of Visual Arts. He developed into an internationally famous artist whose works are represented in museum collections around the world, and who, through the Keith Haring Foundation, has supported hundreds of children's and AIDS-related charities.