Artists ' books from Offenbach: Page uniqueness

In the Studio in the lion street in Offenbach, still hangs the smell of the ink from the previous day. Colorful printed pages are to Dry. They were digitally pr

Artists ' books from Offenbach: Page uniqueness

In the Studio in the lion street in Offenbach, still hangs the smell of the ink from the previous day. Colorful printed pages are to Dry. They were digitally processed, and then into countless passes on the printing press. Each Element individually, layer by layer. "It's like painting with the machine", says Uta Schneider. At the end of this process, unique to the book. For 35 years, Uta Schneider and Ulrike Stoltz with Typography, language and the media address book and create an outstanding book of art, space, Text-installations, as well as numerous artist's books.

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artists ' books, probably the most important part of their joint work, in Uta Schneider and Ulrike Stoltz agreed. "A Definition of what an artist's book, does not exist. It is an extremely versatile and confusing field that makes it so attractive,“ explains Stoltz. Especially the high complexity and density of the various elements of fascinated by the Medium supplemented Schneider. The joy of experimentation both in the artistic development of the medium has no limits: Everything has been tried, always at the limit of what is Possible along. "We are very different personalities and at the same time very much in resonance with each other," says Uta Schneider and Ulrike Stoltz nods: "I can blindly rely on it."

artist's books as a kind of basic research

Many of her works are atmospheric, the Text and image compositions, with photos, drawing or print. The images are not to be generally understood as an Illustration of the text, but as a stand-alone expansion of the often fragmented, abstract texts. Letters are. sometimes from the content of the carrier for the visual signs"You can think about traditional books as well as experimental," says Ulrike Stoltz: "I think That's exciting in a time in which there is a fundamental media change is about grabbing as deep as the of Gutenberg." Even today, the book was no longer the main medium of collective memory, the native of Frankfurt. For the two artists working with the book is a kind of basic research.

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 06:20

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