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