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Hardback144 PagesSize: 280 × 240 mm
99 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781848223738Publication: March 02, 2020
Series: Contemporary Painters Series

Guillermo Kuitca

Raphael Rubinstein

 

£35.00 GBP

Available for preorder: this book will be shipped on its publication date of March 02, 2020

  • The first monograph to examine the entire career of Argentinian artist Guillermo Kuitca (b. 1961)
  • Kuitca has exhibited his work internationally, including Documenta, the Venice Biennale (representing Argentina) and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. He is collected widely, including MOMA, Stedelijk Museum, Tate and Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona

Description

This book presents a detailed account of Guillermo Kuitca's major bodies of work, analysing his diverse range of imagery and reflecting on his engagement with the spaces in which we live.

Following Kuitca’s development from the 1980s to his latest body of work, the narrative reveals an artist who has continually challenged himself and his audience with new kinds of painterly language. In Kuitca’s hands, everyday visual material such as road maps, street plans, architectural blueprints and theatre seating charts are transformed into remarkable paintings. Their impact comes from their apparent engagement with dark subjects such as the Holocaust and Argentina’s “Dirty War,” as well as the artist’s innovative imagery and techniques.

Drawing on conversations and studio visits the author has had with the artist, Guillermo Kuitca reveals the multifarious elements of a challenging and exciting body of work. It is essential reading for anyone fascinated by this truly original artist.

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