Stefan Gritsch

Body of Memory

Edizioni Periferia, Lucerne, 2016
Paperback, colour printing on spine
504 pages, 126 × 204 mm
German, English, Dutch
ISBN 978-3-906016-58-0

In this publication, swiss artist Stefan Gritsch is documenting the body of his work dealing with acrylic paint as sculptural material by a large picture stream. The book is structured in several work groups: STILL LIFES, PRETTY THINGS, CUTS, TROPHIES, BONES, LOST VASES, TOOLS, BLUE PRINTS, IMPACTS, TEARINGS, TABLES, WAR FLOWERS, PRAYER RUGS und CITIES. With an essay by the artist.

“Taking an image apart, deconstructing it with a view to difference and relating it to everyday artifacts means revisiting it and allowing for a new modified view that includes the past. […] What is important to me is touch. I’m looking for closeness and blurring and blending; I want to be in between as a point of departure for producing something visual.” (Stefan Gritsch)