This book presents the work of Belgian artist Rinus van de Velde. His large-format coal drawings, comic strip like, are based on photographs he has taken himself, in most cases feature the artist, and they appear to document occurrences in his own life that are in part mundane, in part absurd. Yet the long, descriptive subtitles of the enormous narrative drawings expose the meticulously recorded and drawn situations as experiences had by fictional characters: we see alter egos, often historical figures, in whose lives Rinus van de Velde slips for the stagings that he elaborately recreates in his studio. Thanks to Hatje Cantz (Berlin).
144 pages, 24.5 x 19 cm, hardcover, Hatje Cantz (Berlin).