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CARL OSTENDARP: BOOK. {Blue edition.} Ed. by Jochen Kienbaum. Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Cologne, 2015. Keinbaum Artists' Books. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 40 pp. with 36 col. ills. 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783864421143 Bilingual in German and English.
Entirely Pictorial. Publisher's description: American painter Carl Ostendarp (b. 1961) believes in a world in which a serious painter can make work that does not demand connoisseurship from his audience. His installations employing walls of continuously painted two-tone wave shapes as a backdrop for deceptively simple cartoonlike paintings and sculptures are intended to re-contextualize the gallery space and refresh our way of seeing. In his newest project,Book, Ostendarp re-creates the continuous-wave motif using the pages of the book as gallery walls, inviting viewers to project their own imagery while merging the foundations of Modernism, Pop, Color Field and Minimalism into his simple biomorphic forms. Available in two versions -- blue or red (see Worldwide 168526) -- Book makes space for Ostendarp's viewers to play and create their own installation, in reality or imagination.
Artist(s):Ostendarp, Carl
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73,66
Worldwide Number: 168527
Hardcover $29.95    

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