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This artist’s book by Cédric Eisenring interweaves printed graphics created by means of used industrial metal templates with Photoshop drawings appropriated from the dregs of the entertainment industry. The Swiss artist scratches and etches this “trash for all” (as German novelist Rainald Goetz called his 1998 blog about contemporary culture) — digitally generated figurative motifs — directly onto the metal templates. The works are presented anew in Eisenring — a book that serves as a kind of psychedelic stage: its décor and atmosphere comprise the patinated metal plates, whose punched-out portions evoke the ashtrays, ticket machines and train carriages they once served to manufacture. In Eisenring’s works, the templates become blank spaces, and yet these mechanical-organic patterns serve as vessels transporting us to alternative narrative realms and levels. Thanks to Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich).
122 pages, 28 x 23 cm, hardcover, Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich).