OLIVER CLEGG. Ed. by Matt Price. Anomie Publishing, London, 2016. 288 pp. with 136 ills. (135 col.). 30 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781910221075 In English.
Publisher's description: Featuring an interview with Sina Najafi, an essay by Martin Herbert, and designed by Dominique Clausen, this is the first major monograph on the British-born, New York-based artist Oliver Clegg. An eclectic, polyphonic, and multidisciplinary artist, Clegg's oeuvre stretches from painting, drawing, and printmaking to sculpture, installation, site-specific art, participatory projects, and beyond. Indeed, his practice is in many ways a shining example of 'post-medium' creativity today, pursuing the essence of art itself beyond any specific medium or artform. The irony is, he's pretty damn good with each artform too. With his erudite, surprising, and striking repertoire, and his diverse materials and methods (from glass, wood, and steel to neon, resin, and concrete, weaving and casting to engraving and industrial manufacture), Clegg offers the viewer a complex, sometimes playful, other times moving journey into existential and ontological notions of objecthood and matter, images and signs, language and communication, creation and being. From the studio and gallery walls to the streets of London and New York, from Freud's house to the Joshua Tree National Park, from foosball tables to state asylums, Clegg turns up to do remarkable things with the fabric of spacetime.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-2000 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 173698
Hardcover $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)