zondag 17 maart 2013

Artists' books

One of my sidekicks are artists' books. Here are some examples:
Artists' books by Karin Bos
This untitled book (signed Karin Bos)  I made in 1990.

It is currently on view at Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch, where I participate in the Artists' Books exhibition until April 14 2013.

The variable composition of the pages is related to the series of oil paintings I worked on in 1990 and 1991.
Karin Bos, oil on canvas, 105 x 105 cm, 1990

Karin Bos, oil on canvas, 105 x 105 cm, 1990
Above are two examples of the oil paintings series the book was inspired by. The paintings were part of my first solo show in a Amsterdam Gallery: Gallery A'pert which was located at the Prinsengracht in 1991.

This little artists book dates from 1991, "Karin Bos pathologist dissects death for you" consists of transparant pages showing skeletons. It's based on a sketchbook full of little pencil drawings of skeletons I made during that period.
Karin Bos, Michelin, screenprint, 2002. This little book I made at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium. It is screenprinted randomly on a roadmap. This book is also currently on view at the Grafisch Atelier Den Bosch show.
When I was a little child I loved to make books and thanks to my mother I still have some of these examples in my artists' studio. During my years at the Amsterdam Academy of Fine Arts I used second hand books as underlayers to create artists' books. Next to these I also have lots of sketch books in which a make notes and draw, they are my archives of ideas and a source of inspiration.