Matts Leiderstam - Seen Through the Grid
|Publisher||Art And Theory Publishing|
Matts Leiderstam’s (b. 1956) art and researched-based work is closely related to the history of painting. He is systematically looking for alternative, queer, narratives relating to viewing a painting. Leiderstam explores the grid as a tool for the composition of images, which was developed during the Italian Renaissance. The grid has been central to image-making ever since, including for photography, and not least for computer-generated images in a contemporary context where we are continuously connected to a global data network via our screens. Leiderstam’s ideas/reflections and examination of the grid and its relation to the gaze is also a research project. The new book, Seen Through the Grid, marks the end of the project and includes a foreword and a text by Matts Leiderstam, a text by curator, writer and museum director Maria Lind as well as a conversation between Matts Leiderstam and Maria Lind. The book's layout and design result from a close collaboration between graphic designer Patrick Lacey, photographer Svante Larsson and Matts Leiderstam.
|80 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, English|
Art And Theory Publishing