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Coming soon: Jadé Fadojutimi: Jesture

76pp, softback, 280 x 240 mm, c.30 images

‘Jadé Fadojutimi: Jesture’ is a publication produced by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery to accompany the second solo exhibition at the gallery of new paintings by London-based artist Jadé Fadojutimi, presented in autumn 2020. Described by Fadojutimi as ‘environments’, these complex compositions, neither wholly abstract nor figurative, are built up with layers of oil paint, interrupted by the more linear mark-making made possible by her recent adoption of oil pastels. The introduction of new materials into her painting has enabled Fadojutimi to think more broadly about palette, composition and depth, while translating the spontaneity of her drawing onto the canvas.

In her essay for the publication, ‘From Life – Thoughts on the paintings of Jadé Fadojutimi’, writer and editor-at-large of frieze magazine Jennifer Higgie writes: ‘In these paintings, the world, in all of its chaotic glory, exists as an intimation. Art is not an explanation: it’s a shot of energy, a flash of colour; a shimmer, a reaction, a line thrown out to see who might pick it up. Pictures are made by people and, like people, their tone can switch direction in the blink of an eye.’

This, the artist’s first published book, designed by A Practice for Everyday Life and printed by PUSH, London, has been co-published by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, and Anomie Publishing, London.

Jadé Fadojutimi (b.1993) lives and works in London. She earned a BA from The Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2015 and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2017. After Pippy Houldsworth Gallery took on representation of the artist and presented her first solo exhibition in 2017-18, she had her first one-person institutional show at PEER UK, London in 2019. Acquisitions by Baltimore Museum of Art, ICA Miami, Tate London and a promised gift to Dallas Museum of Art followed soon after. She had her first solo exhibition in Germany with Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, in 2019 and will have her first solo exhibition in Japan with Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, opening March 2021. Fadojutimi has been selected to participate in Liverpool Biennial 2021. Her first solo US museum exhibition will be presented at ICA Miami, opening in November 2021. She will also have a solo exhibition of new work at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2021.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-29-7
RRP: £20 / €24 / $28
UK release date: 21 January 2021
US release date: 25 February 2021
Produced by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
Designed by A Practice for Everyday Life

Co-published by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery and Anomie Publishing, London

Images © Jadé Fadojutimi 2020. Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery.
Photography by Mark Blower, Eva Herzog, and Todd White Art Photography.

Anomie’s Autumn catalogue 2020

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Anomie Publishing’s Autumn 2020 brochure is now available, featuring recent and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. On the cover this season is a detail from ‘Study for Heading In, Midday, May’ (2019), an oil on paper by London-based Scottish artist Caroline Walker from her publication Janet, co-published with Ingleby, Edinburgh, on the occasion of a solo exhibition of the same name with the gallery this autumn. The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau, the debut novel by The Old School Writers Circle and the first title under Anomie’s third imprint, Anomie Special Projects, was released just as lockdown struck back in the spring, and has proved popular with critics, featuring in Art Quarterly magazine from Art Fund, and on the websites of Christies.com and Art Society, among others.

To download a copy of the Anomie Autumn 2020 brochure, please click on the image above.

Now available: Caroline Walker – Janet

152pp, hardback, 260 x 215 mm, c.80 images

Scotland-born, London-based artist Caroline Walker is celebrated for her paintings exploring the lives of women, from those living luxury lifestyles to those fleeing oppression. In this publication, which was produced to accompany Walker’s first exhibition with Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, in autumn 2020, the artist turns her attention closer to home, presenting a series of paintings in which the focus is the artist’s own mother, Janet, as she goes about her daily tasks: cooking, cleaning, tidying and tending the garden of the Fife home where the artist spent her childhood.

The publication features a newly commissioned essay and an interview with the artist by critic and author Hettie Judah. The essay opens by comparing Walker’s works to the Dutch Golden Age, encouraging consideration of everyday domestic scenes. Judah then leads the reader through Walker’s latest series of works, exploring the daily routines and household chores that have filled Walker’s mother’s days for the past forty years, along with the artist’s treatment of these activities. Judah deftly locates this latest body of work within Walker’s wider practice, opening up discussion of women at work in different capacities. She asserts: ‘While Janet extends Walker’s long-held interest in women’s work, the series is also a loving undertaking. The artist offers us her mother with great pride, both in particular, and on behalf of other mothers overlooked and working out of sight.’ The interview offers further insight into Walker’s thoughts and working processes in relation to the Janet series.

The publication presents around eighty illustrations of the preparatory studies and paintings that comprise this new body of work. Designed by Joanna Deans, Identity, with photography by Peter Mallet, the publication was produced by Ingleby, Edinburgh, and printed by Die Keure, Bruges. It was co-published in 2020 by Ingleby and Anomie Publishing, London, in an edition of 1500 copies.

Caroline Walker was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1982. She studied at Glasgow School of Art from 2000-04, before completing her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2009. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham, and the British Art Show 9. She is represented in a number of public collections including the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, the UK Government Art Collection, London, Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway, and Museum Voorlinden & Kunstmuseum den Haag, in the Netherlands.

Hettie Judah is chief art critic of the British daily newspaper The i, a regular contributor to The Guardian, The New York Times, Frieze, Art Quarterly, Numéro Art and The Art Newspaper, and a contributing editor to The Plant. Recent publications include a short biography of Frida Kahlo (Laurence King, 2020) and Art London (ACC Art Books, 2019).

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-26-6
RRP: £28 / €32 / $36
UK release date: 15 October 2020
US release date: 12 November 2020
Produced by Ingleby, Edinburgh
Designed by Joanna Deans / Identity

Co-published by Ingleby, Edinburgh, and Anomie Publishing, London

Images courtesy of the artist and GRIMM, Amsterdam / New York. Photography by Peter Mallet.
Book photography by Ossie Morris.

Anomie’s Spring 2020 catalogue

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Anomie Publishing’s Spring 2020 brochure is now available, featuring recent, new and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. On the cover this season is a detail from ‘Pajoji Electricals’ (2019), an ink and mixed media work on paper by the celebrated Zimbabwean artist Gareth Nyandoro from his new monograph co-published with Tiwani Contemporary, London. Also released this season is The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau, a curious art-themed Parisian adventure, the debut novel by The Old School Writers Circle and the first title under Anomie’s third imprint, Anomie Special Projects. ‘A page-turner rooted in the phenomena of pareidolia […] a mystery story with an arty edge. Just the thing to curl up with in front of the fire.’ Hettie Judah for Christies.com

To download a copy of the Anomie Spring 2020 brochure, please click on the image above.

Newly released: The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau

256pp, hardback, 220 x 165 mm

‘The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau’ is an oddly intoxicating, gently mind-blowing novel that follows a summer in the life of Adam King, a promising young British art student undertaking an internship at a contemporary art museum in Paris. A strange revelation in front of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa during an evening out with an unusual group of young people who are looking to change the world proves not only to be the cause of intense debate, but also a turning point in a series of interconnected events in which Adam finds himself caught up in much more than his own coming-of-age.

Against a backdrop of late capitalism, media and surveillance, ‘The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau’ not only asks questions about how people’s images, words and lives are given a platform, used and manipulated in the digital era, but also invites readers to question the very nature of what they perceive. Within this modern-day story about painting, visual communication and how creative ideas are responded to by society, Leonardo, of course, is still ahead of the game, more than five hundred years after his death…

The Old School Writers Circle is a group of friends who periodically meet up to discuss art, writing and books. The current members studied at the same school in Birmingham, UK, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and now live in various locations around England. Famous literary alumni of the school include, somewhat eclectically, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lee Child and Jonathan Coe, all of whom are on the circle’s ever-growing list of influences. Projects can be serious as well as playful, confronting surprising and challenging themes through stories that do not necessarily fit squarely within conventional genres.

For their debut publication, ‘The Eleven Associates of Alma-Marceau’, the starting point was a shared love of Paris and The Louvre – inspired in part by numerous trips across the Channel by members of the circle over the past twenty-five years. The other driving force was the long-standing interest of circle member Matt Price in esoterica and unusual optical phenomena in the history of painting – ideas explored and brought together by the circle in the form of this curious, engaging and thought-provoking novel.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-19-8
RRP: £20 / €25 / $30
UK release date: 06 February 2020
US release date: 20 February 2020
Written and edited by The Old School Writers Circle
Designed by Modern Activity

Published by Anomie Special Projects, an imprint of Anomie Publishing, London and Swindon

Images courtesy of Anomie Publishing, photography by Ossie Morris

Now available: Gareth Nyandoro

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

Gareth Nyandoro is noted for his large works on paper, which often spill out of their two-dimensional format and into installations that include paper scraps and objects found in the street markets of Harare, where he lives and works. 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 infinitive and present tense declinations of the Shona verb ‘cheka’, which means ‘to cut’. This, the artist’s first monograph, documents selected bodies of work created since 2015 and presented in exhibitions at venues including the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Quetzal Art Centre, Portugal, Tiwani Contemporary, London, Modern Art Oxford, and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.

The publication features an introduction by Adélaïde Blanc, who curated Nyandoro’s 2017 solo exhibition ‘Stall(s) of Fame’ at the Palais de Tokyo. The publication also includes a newly commissioned essay from Cape Town-based writer, critic, and editor Sean O’Toole, which discusses notions of ‘cutting’ and ‘spilling’ in Nyandoro’s practice against a backdrop of both Zimbabwe’s colonial past and ‘southern urbanism’ – city life in the global South.

Gareth Nyandoro was born in 1982 in Bikita, Zimbabwe. He lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘…Read All About’, Van Doren Waxter, New York (2018); ‘Stall(s) of Fame’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017); ‘Stall(s) of Fame’, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2017). Selected group exhibitions include ‘Par Amour du Jeu’, Magasins Généraux, Paris (2018); ‘Drawing Africa on the Map’, Quetzal Art Centre, Portugal (2018); ‘Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era’, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town (2018); ‘Kaleidoscope’, Modern Art Oxford (2016) and ‘Paper Cut’, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2016). Nyandoro won the FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices award in 2016 and was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, in 2014-15.

The publication, launched alongside a solo presentation of work by the artist at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2019, is produced by Tiwani Contemporary with generous support from the A. G. Leventis Foundation, allowing for the production of artists’ books and their dissemination to libraries and institutions across the globe. Designed by Joe Gilmore, the publication is edited by Maria Varnava, Founding Director of Tiwani Contemporary, and Eva Langret, former director at Tiwani Contemporary, currently Artistic Director of Frieze London.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-22-8
RRP: £24 / €30 / $35
UK release date: 23 January 2020
US release date: 13 February 2020
Edited by Maria Varnava and Eva Langret
Designed by Joe Gilmore / Qubik

Co-published by Tiwani Contemporary, London, and Anomie Publishing, London and Wiltshire

Images courtesy of: Tiwani Contemporary, London / Photography: Deniz Güzel; Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY / Photography: Charles Benton; The artist / Photography: Gareth Nyandoro studio; The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam / Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij

Anomie’s spring/summer 2019 catalogue

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Anomie Publishing’s spring/summer 2019 brochure is now available, featuring recent, new and forthcoming titles along with information about our backlist publications. On the cover this season is a detail from ‘Patio’ (2016), a painting by the much-admired Zambia-born British artist Jonathan Wateridge from his new monograph ‘Enclave / Expatria’. Wateridge is also one of forty artists featured in ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ – an anthology documenting and celebrating national and international solo exhibitions by artists born or based in Britain which, since its release last autumn, has become an Amazon UK number one bestseller for contemporary art titles. Also released this season is ‘Greg Rook – Honyocker’, co-published by Anomie and Vento & Associati to coincide with a substantial mid-career survey exhibition of Rook’s work at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan this spring. Rook’s paintings lead us on an unforgettable journey through a world of colonies, communities, communes and cults.

To download a copy of the Anomie spring/summer 2019 brochure, please click on the image above.

Jonathan Wateridge – Enclave / Expatria

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

Jonathan Wateridge was born in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1972. Today he lives and works in Norfolk, UK. This, the artist’s first trade monograph, presents two significant bodies of work, ‘Enclave’ and ‘Expatria’. In these series, Wateridge returns to his childhood memories of growing up within the privileged white ex-pat communities of Zambia in the 1970s and 1980s, during the early years of the country’s independence from British rule. ‘Having grown up in an apparent world of sunshine and suburban pools, I sought to overlap those aspects of my formative experiences with the wider issues of the West’s post-colonial role,’ Wateridge has stated. His recent paintings, produced with the artist’s characteristic virtuosity and based on elaborate studio stage sets replete with a varied cast of actors, also seek to explore more lyrical figurative languages offered by the medium, adding to the uneasy dynamics that haunt these memorable and accomplished works.

This hardback monograph, designed by Peter B. Willberg, has been edited and authored by London-based independent curator, writer and art consultant Mark Sanders. The publication features an essay by Dr Gilda Williams, a London correspondent for Artforum who also teaches art writing on the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Presenting over 130 paintings and details, this 200-page monograph is essential reading for anybody passionate about contemporary painting, and makes a valuable contribution to discussion of the post-colonial condition in the visual arts.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-21-1
RRP: £40 / €50 / $55
UK release date: 27 June 2019
US release date: 8 August 2019
Edited by Mark Sanders
Designed by Peter B. Willberg

Published by Anomie, London and Wiltshire

Greg Rook – Honyocker

The first trade monograph on the paintings of British artist Greg Rook, exploring ideas of escape, the wilderness and alternative lifestyles, from colonies and communities to communes and cults.
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.

By means of figurative painting that pushes the boundaries between realism and lyricism, Rook captures something profoundly revealing in terms of the hopes, dreams and successes as well as the disappointments, disillusionment and disasters that radical departures from home life and mainstream society can entail. For some, utopias can turn to dystopias, the Romantic imaginary can turn to tragedy, the sublime can turn to misery. For those fleeing oppression, however, it can, on occasion, be completely the opposite – newfound freedom, affluence and happiness. Rook’s oeuvre, which incorporates cowboys and communists, agrarians and anarchists, believers and book-burners, depicts how the relationship between people and land is regularly fraught with issues, especially when migration and a clash of mindsets or ways of life is involved. What are brave new worlds for some are threatened old worlds for others…

This hardback publication, the first to be devoted to the work of Greg Rook, has been co-published by Vento & Associati and Anomie to coincide with a substantial mid-career survey exhibition of the artist’s work being staged by Vento & Associati at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan in spring 2019. Featuring approximately 50 illustrations of works made by Rook since 2006, along with an introduction by London and Milan-based critic and curator Michele Robecchi and a significant newly commissioned essay by Matt Price, the publication offers an engaging commentary on Rook’s long-standing painterly investigation into how people choose to live their lives.

Vento & Associati is a Milan-based company operating in global contexts that specializes in strategic cultural communication within fields such as public affairs, corporate and social responsibility, and cultural fundraising. Vento & Associati manages a programme of exhibitions at the Fabbrica del Vapore as part of the Spazi al Talento initiative of the City of Milan.

 

ISBN: 978-1-910221-20-4
RRP: £25 / €30 / $35
UK release date: 23 May 2019
US release date: 27 June 2019
Designed by Joe Gilmore in association with Anomie

Co-published by Anomie, London and Wiltshire, and Vento & Associati, Milan