An artists book that compiles the work of the two Brussels-based artists JEAN-BAPTISTE BERNADET and BENOIT PLATÉUS made during their recent residencies in New York, along with those made by Bernadet during his residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.
Bernadet aims to let the painting itself direct the process by which it is made. Each of his gestures are either acts of invention or destruction that build a tension between disillusion and hope, pessimism and faith, the taste for the unfinished and the desire of achievement, the will to be clear and the inclination to enigmas.
PLATÉUS however, is a restless observer, who is precise, discrete and malicious. He introduces a distance between objects and their perception in order to shift them to the other side of a space with variable dimensions and multiple interpretations.
Each copy of the publication has been individually collated by the artists, so that every book has a unique sequence of images, creating new relationships and different dialogues in each book.
10 ½ x 8 (28 x 20 cm)
staple-bound soft cover
16 pages, fully illustrated in color
edition of 500
special edition of 30, signed by both artists on inside cover with heavy weight, silver mylar cover and print
Karma, New York, 2011