Coming soon: Gareth Nyandoro

96pp, paperback, 230 x 190 mm, c.60 images

This is the first trade monograph on the work of Harare-based artist Gareth Nyandoro – one of the leading artists from Zimbabwe of his generation. The artist’s primary source of inspiration is the rapidly changing urban and cultural panorama of Zimbabwe. Inspired by his training as a printmaker, and derived from etching, the artist’s distinctive technique, ‘Kucheka-cheka’, is named after the Shona verb ‘cheka’, which means ‘to cut’. The publication features an introduction by Adélaïde Blanc, curator and coordinator of artistic direction at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), where she curated Gareth Nyandoro’s solo exhibition in 2017. She is co-curator of the 2019 Lyon Biennale. The publication also features an essay by Sean O’Toole, an author, art critic, journalist and editor based in Cape Town. Read more

Anomie’s spring/summer 2019 catalogue

Anomie Publishing’s spring/summer 2019 brochure is now available, featuring recent, new and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. Highlights include ‘Jonathan Wateridge – Enclave / Expatria’, and ‘Greg Rook – Honyocker’. Also featured are ‘Caroline Walker – Picture Window’, and the Amazon UK number one bestseller for contemporary art titles, ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’. Read more and download brochure

Jonathan Wateridge – Enclave / Expatria

200pp, hardback (clothbound with dust jacket), 290 x 245 mm, c.130 images

Through his beautiful and disconcerting works depicting carefree sunny days beside exclusive suburban pools, Zambia-born, Britain-based painter Jonathan Wateridge (b.1972, Lusaka) revisits his own childhood in post-independence Zambia in the 1970s and 1980s, exploring issues of White privilege and Black disenfranchisement in post-colonial Africa. This, the artist’s first trade monograph, presents over 130 illustrations accompanied by essays by independent curator, writer and art consultant Mark Sanders, and by academic and critic Dr Gilda Williams. Read more

Greg Rook – Honyocker

The first trade monograph on the paintings of British artist Greg Rook, exploring ideas of escape, the wilderness and alternative lifestyles.
64pp, hardback, 255 x 195 mm, c. 50 images

The practice of Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths College graduate Greg Rook (b.1971, London) explores the rich visual history, curious cultural politics and often complex ideologies of those who seek to start a new life or wish to lead alternative lifestyles. From pioneers travelling to new continents to those wanting to stay put and live self-sufficiently, Rook invites us to join him on his own aesthetic and critical journey through a world of colonies, communities, communes and cults. Read more

Emily Andersen – Portraits: Black & White

A monograph devoted to the black-and-white portraits of celebrated bohemians, intellectuals
and artists by one of Britain’s foremost photographers
120pp, hardback, 230 x 180 mm, c. 70 images

Emily Andersen has been making photographic portraits of the international avant-garde since graduating from the Royal College of Art in the early 1980s. Having started out by finding her way into some pretty cool sounding private parties in London and New York, she began convincing artists and musicians to pose for her – from Nan Goldin to Nico. Over the past thirty-five years, she has built up a remarkable and beautiful portfolio that includes many high-profile writers, poets, film directors, actors and architects, with Peter Blake, Michael Caine, Derek Jarman, Zaha Hadid, Arthur Miller, Helen Mirren, Michael Nyman and Eduardo Paolozzi among those featured in this new publication devoted to her black-and-white portraits. Read more

Caroline Walker – Picture Window

The most comprehensive monograph to date on one of the leading British painters of
her generation.
312pp, softback, 290 x 232 mm, c. 170 images

Celebrated for her striking, sometimes playful yet often challenging paintings of contemporary women in diverse architectural settings, Caroline Walker explores myriad social, cultural,
economic, racial and political factors in her practice that affect women’s lives today. From the luxurious hotels of Los Angeles to the temporary social housing of female asylum seekers
arriving in Europe, from nail bars to the private pools and nighttime parties of the European elite, Walker deftly broaches both everyday and more provocative subjects ranging from the pay gap to migrant workforces, the beauty industry to domestic roles, gender stereotypes to ageism. By addressing such themes and through her painterly virtuosity, Walker is rapidly
becoming established as one of the leading British painters of her generation. Read more

The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting

The paintings of 40 contemporary artists from Britain discussed through national and
international solo exhibitions of their work
160pp, softback, 280 x 210 mm, c. 160 images

‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ considers and celebrates the work of forty artists whose practices have been defining Britain’s contribution to current painting on the national and international stage. The anthology documents solo exhibitions in public museums and galleries, as well as in commercial, independent and artist-led spaces, both in Britain and abroad, during 2017. The publication presents around 160 images, including installation views from many of these exhibitions.

Featured artists and exhibitions include: Tom Anholt at Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen; Gillian Carnegie at Cabinet, London; Peter Doig at Michael Werner, London; Kaye Donachie at Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris; Nick Goss at Josh Lilley, London; Lubaina Himid at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Ryan Mosley at Eigen + Art, Leipzig; Chris Ofili at Victoria Miro Venice; George Shaw at Maruani Mercier, Brussels; Raqib Shaw at The Whitworth, Manchester; Clare Woods at DCA, Dundee; Rose Wylie at Serpentine Galleries, London; and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum, New York. Read more

Anomie’s spring/summer 2018 brochure now available

Anomie Publishing’s spring/summer 2018 brochure is now out, featuring recent, new and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. One highlight is a new publication of extraordinary paintings of dead and dying flowers by British artist Justin Mortimer, entitled ‘Hoax’ and published to coincide with a solo presentation by the artist at The Armory Show in New York in spring 2018, with Parafin gallery, London. Another highlight is a publication of paintings by British artist Anna Freeman Bentley, exploring the subject of private members clubs, primarily in Los Angeles, which has been co-published by Anomie and Pinatubo Press to coincide with an exhibition of the works at The Ahmanson Gallery, Irvine, California. The success of Anomie’s recent edition of British electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram’s 1972 book ‘An Individual Note of Music, Sound and Electronics’, co-published with the Daphne Oram Trust, continues unabated. Read more

Anna Freeman Bentley: Exclusive – Paintings of Private Members Clubs

Foreword by Roberta Ahmanson; introduction by John Silvis; essay by Jane Neal
64pp, hardback, 315 x 250 mm, c. 40 images

In this publication, British artist Anna Freeman Bentley presents a series of new paintings and works on paper documenting her journey into the exclusive realm of private members clubs, and in particular to some of the most desirable clubs around Los Angeles. In places where photography is often strictly forbidden, Freeman Bentley had access to some of the many lounges, bars, and restaurants that are second homes to the members who pay considerable fees to use them. Freeman Bentley uses her photographs of these out-of-hours spaces as the starting point for unpeopled drawings, collages, and painted sketches, transforming her studies into complex paintings that hover between reality and invention. Read more