an old dirt trail, a dead oak tree, a big rock on a hill

Ari Marcopoulos

David Chieppo, born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1973 and based in Zurich since 1998, is an artist whose drawings are fundamental to his work, for they have an openness and compositional spontaneity that relates closely to the way the world is seen. In capturing a moment, the drawings are not determined primarily by stylistic concerns, but by the potent energy of the person or situation Chieppo seeks to convey – irrespective of whether these phenomena are experienced at first hand or through a medium such as photography, film or television. Chieppo can portray a scene with ostensible naivety while at the same time delivering a subtext that lends it a dramatic twist. By the same token, emotionally charged scenes are presented as though they were being reported with a childlike lack of understanding. Situations are not translated, but rendered literally; the artist provides no commentary, but lets the image speak for itself.

Nieves Books是一家位于瑞士苏黎世的独立出版社,由平面设计师Benjamin Sommerhalder成立于2001年,专注于出版艺术家书籍和Zines. Nieves,这间品味独特的出版社和小书店,将简单而充满艺术气息的书籍于读者间传阅欣赏的同时,也将zines的独立自由精神传播至世界各地。

尺寸:19.5 x 25.5 cm
印刷:Color Offset

出品:Nieves Books(苏黎世)
作者:Ari Marcopoulos

Price: 27 USD

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