Jari Silomäki: Atlas of Emotions

Jari Silomäki: Atlas of Emotions

Publisher: Hatje Cantz, 2022
Editor: Asia Zak Persons
Texts: Saara Haclin, Pauliina Pasanen, Andrey Shabanov, Liz Wells
Format: 20,5 x 28 cm
Pages: 240, Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5158-2

Atlas of Emotions
Jari Silomäki’s Atlas of Emotions is the result of an elaborate research process. For this, the artist – who is primarily known as a photographer – studied the stories of people who actively participate in digital discussion forums. Who are the people who hide behind alter ego names on digital platforms? Silomäki researched their backgrounds – also to find out how sometimes bizarre opinions are formed in the first place. He compiled his research in a manuscript and had actors reenact this fusion of imagination and reality in his studio, interpreting the scenes and domestic environments. 

Joakim Eskildsen: Cuban Studies (2023, Not Yet Published)

Publisher: Steidl, 2023
Format: 18 x 31,2 cm
Pages: 144, Hardcover/Clothbound
Language: English
ISBN 978-3-95829-704-3

"From my very first journey, Cuba put a spell on me that made me return again and again. It was a time of optimism and uncertainty, and great hopes for the future.”
After American Realities (2016, Steidl) and Cornwall (2018, Mare), Cuban Studies (2023, Steidl) will complete Eskildsen’s trilogy on dysfunctional political systems. Accompanied by Cuban journalist Abel Gonzalez, the publication is the result of Eskildsen’s journeys between 2013 and 2016 when he traveled throughout the country during a period of major transition. Depicting the living situation of Cubans population after extensive economic reforms, the photographer notes "The more I learned about Cuba the more difficult it became to understand. It was like learning to see the world from a different angle, so distinct from what I knew that I decided to keep an open mind and take the position of the listener, following my instincts rather than anything else.”

Joakim Eskildsen: Cuban Studies (2023, Not Yet Published)
Grey Crawford: Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1

Grey Crawford: Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1

Publisher: Beam Editions, May 2022
Texts: Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Hannah Glauner, and Ashley Gallant
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Pages: 152, Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN 978-1-7399865-3-7

Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made.
Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image.
A student at Claremont and LA native, Crawford’s work shows the influence of radical Californian painters such as Karl Benjamin and John McLaughlin in the medium of photography.
While Light and Space, Minimalism, and Geometric Abstraction, existed firmly within painting and sculpture, Crawford showed the possibilities of photography as an art form and blurred the boundaries between photography, sculpture and installation.
Crawford’s work holds an important place in art history and its visionary aesthetic remains relevant and more familiar than ever in the 21st century.
Featuring essays by Timothy Persons, Lyle Rexer, Hannah Glauner, and Ashley Gallant, and a detailed, technical description of the process used to create the images in the darkroom by the artist himself.

Marcin Jasik: Immidiate Relations

Publisher: Milan Dobes Musuem

Ostrava 2021, Czech Republic
Curator: Lucie Drdova
Interviewed by: Kama Zboralska
Design: Wioletta Kulas
Format: 213 x 297 mm
Pages: 144, Hardcover
Language: English, Polish, Czech

Immediate Relations
Marcin Jasik’s canvases bear many parables and at the same time seek answers to the fundamental questions about the nature of human existence. Their abstract language is transcribed into an intuitive gesture, which, however, is guided by a conscious effort to approach or offer insight into the essential level of meaning of the artist’s paintings.

The relatively recent history of Jasik’s painting narrative begins with a series of canvases where he was inspired  by drawings of mentally ill people, their primitive language and a certain crudeness of unschooled expression. Yet here, for the first time, there are signs of a dualistic space between the sacred and the profane. The contradicting nature of visual values that the painter applies supports the content construction. On the contrary - motifs that appear to be formally contrasting seek unity. The tremulousness of white and dark shades, the basal nature of geometric shapes of blurred edges, the horizontal  as well as vertical division of the picture plan refer to  a higher order or belief in it.

Marcin Jasik: Immidiate Relations