Anna Freeman Bentley – Mobility and Grandeur

Introduction by Michele Robecchi, texts by Marina Cashdan and Ben Quash
98pp + 4pp covers, Hardback, 220 x 190 mm, c. 75 colour images

Anna Freeman Bentley (b. Freeman, 1982) is a painter based in London. Her practice
explores the built environment, architecture and interiors, inviting emotive, psychological and semiotic readings of space. With an intense, regularly dark palette and energetic yet often intricate brushwork, her paintings depict all manner of places – derelict factories and warehouses, baroque buildings, shops, cafes, and modern industrial and corporate architecture. With a particular focus on the relationships between the design of architecture, its function and use, how these uses change over time, and how streets, areas, communities and cities decline, regenerate and gentrify, Freeman Bentley’s practice documents the changing vocabulary of architecture and captures some of the complex dynamics, atmospheres, politics and states of mind that these places engender. Read more

Paul Simonon – Wot No Bike

Introduction by David Lancaster, interview with Tim Marlow
64pp + 4pp covers, Hardback, 285 x 200 mm, c. 22 colour images

‘Wot No Bike’ is a limited print run publication of the work of Paul Simonon (b.1955). Growing up in London in the 1960s and 70s he found himself part of the community of Bikers and Rockers that emerged from the shadow of post-war austerity and which lit the touch paper for the punk revolution within which Simonon came to prominence as bassist with the legendary punk band The Clash. Since the band split in the mid 1980s, Simonon has divided his time between music and art projects. With Simonon’s independent-minded, outsider spirit, ‘Wot No Bike’ features twenty-two paintings depicting the stock-in-trade of his life as a Biker – poised between still life and autobiography. Read more

Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin

Text by Ali Smith, foreword by Catherine Morris.
88pp + 4pp covers, Hardback, 170 x 235 mm, c. 50 colour images

Rachel Kneebone (born 1973, Oxfordshire) is a London-based artist internationally renowned for her porcelain sculptures that intricately fuse human, natural and abstract forms to explore universal themes such as sexual desire, mortality, anguish and despair. Launched in anticipation of ‘399 Days’, Kneebone’s latest presentation at White Cube, London, in summer 2014, this publication features works from Kneebone’s acclaimed solo exhibition at Brooklyn Museum in 2012, which included eight of the artist’s works in dialogue with fifteen bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin. With a foreword by Catherine Morris and a text by Ali Smith, this beautifully designed and produced hardback publication contains over fifty colour reproductions and has been developed with support from Brooklyn Museum. Read more

Kamrooz Aram – Palimpsest: Unstable Paintings for Anxious Interiors

Texts by Eva Díaz, Media Farzin, Murtaza Vali, and Kamrooz Aram.
80pp + 4pp covers, Hardback, 318 x 248 mm, c. 50 colour and b/w images

This monograph on Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based painter Kamrooz Aram (b.1978) presents the Palimpsest series, in part inspired by the constant painting-over of graffiti on the streets of New York by the authorities. The ongoing cycle of painting, covering-up and repainting in the urban environment connects with Aram’s long-standing fascination with modernism and the legacies of Abstract painting. Also running throughout the series is a floral motif that Aram appropriated from a Persian carpet in a shop in Manhattan – a motif that submerges and re-emerges within the many layers of accumulated and erased marks on his canvases. Read more

Meekyoung Shin

Texts by Jonathan Watkins, Ben Tufnell, Kyung An, and Jade Keunhye Lim
108pp + 4pp covers, Softback, 280 x 220 mm, c. 50 colour and b/w images

London and Seoul-based Korean artist Meekyoung Shin (b.1967) is internationally renowned for her sculptures that probe the mis- and re-translations that often emerge when cultural objects are uprooted from their original context. Made from soap, her works replicate artefacts and canonical works of art, from Asian porcelain vases to Greek and Roman sculptures, translating between continents, cultures and centuries in the process. Read more

Robert Fry

Texts by Mamuka Bliadze, Jane Neal and Dr. Anthony Fry
88pp + 4pp covers, Hardback, 280 × 220 mm, c. 60 colour and b/w image

The paintings and etchings of Robert Fry (b. 1980, London) navigate a complex visual language that bridges the figurative and the abstract in a way that is evocative of body and mind, matter and spirit, life and death. Both sacred and profane, Fry’s work masterfully brings us face to face with our inner and outer selves, with our humanity and, ultimately, with our own mortality. This, the artist’s first monograph, features texts by Mamuka Bliadze, Anthony Fry and Jane Neal, and is accompanied by approximately sixty illustrations. Read more

Caroline Walker – In Every Dream Home

Texts by Marco Livingstone, Jane Neal and Matt Price
80pp + 4pp covers, Hardback, 190 × 220 mm, c. 50 colour and b/w images

Caroline Walker (b. 1982, Dunfermline) has established herself as one of the UK’s most exciting figurative painters of her generation working internationally today. By means of a seductive yet forthright use of paint, Walker makes paintings that explore ideas of femininity in relation to architecture, addressing people’s physical, psychological, emotional and social relationships with the buildings in which they spend time. By depicting women undertaking all manner of activities, she takes the viewer inside people’s private worlds and states of mind. While often appealing, there is regularly something odd underlying the paintings that verges on the threatening or dangerous. Sometimes dream homes can be anything but…

In Every Dream Home – the first monograph of Walker’s work – features around fifty key paintings, oil sketches and ink drawings alongside an introductory text by art historian, critic and curator Marco Livingstone, an essay by independent critic and curator Jane Neal, and an interview with the artist by editor Matt Price. Read more