Form no Form / The Black Series



Form No Form / The Black Series features a selection of works by Marius Lut, from The Hague. We have to see it as an artist’s book that includes both an existing and a new series of works specifically designed for the publication. The general idea is to consider the artist’s book as a territory of experimentation and as a playful ground to take risks. Lut’s works mainly deal with the notions of destruction and imperfection, which are to him matter to be confronted with the ‘pure language’ of minimal art.

These notions can also be found on the pages of the publication. Therefore, the artist’s work process is reflected here by means of another medium: the printed matter.

A pleasant format first, and then minimal language, starting from the front cover: a fine, black canvas jacket – a material and a colour that are particularly meaningful to the artist – under transparent plastic (behind which a small paper was slipped  stating  the name of the artist and the title of the publication with a brief description). On the black jacket, a particular detail caught the jury’s attention: a trace of black spray paint, applied by the artist himself, signed and numbered at the back. Black on black. And the inside pages, mainly white.

The layout is very airy, with a permanent contrast between black and white, full and empty. There are a good many blank pages, which gives this feeling of walking inside a white cube, sometimes interrupted by some pages presenting the works, which thus judiciously punctuate this course. The rhythm seems slow, almost inert, reflecting also the period of time you can spend watching these works of art and, in a certain way, keeping us in the emptiness of the white cube.

The jury particularly appreciated the trace of black marker on the photo on p.19, which adds a new dimension to the presentation of the photo series, thus becoming a new work of art.



  • Auteur
    Marius Lut
  • Oplage
    300
  • Omvang
    96
  • Prijs
    39 euro
  • ISBN
    9789082147414
  • Verschijningsdatum
    March 2016
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Billytown, Marius Lut
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Janneke Hendriks
  • Fotograaf
    Jhoeko
  • Drukkerij
    Art Libro / Drukkerij Roelofs, Enschede
  • DTP / Zetterij
    Janneke Hendriks
  • Boekbinderij
    Boekbinderij Patist
  • Materiaal
    Interior: 150 g/m² profibulk (Igepa). Cover: 270 g/m² Algro Design Duo (Igepa), Buckram Premium zwart (Van Heek Scholco).
  • Lettertype
    Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    In full colour gedrukt in staccato. Stofomslagen zijnet de hand gesproten door de kunstenaar en boeken gesigneerd en genummerd.
  • Form no Form / The Black Series

    Form No Form / The Black Series features a selection of works by Marius Lut, from The Hague. We have to see it as an artist’s book that includes both an existing and a new series of works specifically designed for the publication. The general idea is to consider the artist’s book as a territory of experimentation and as a playful ground to take risks. Lut’s works mainly deal with the notions of destruction and imperfection, which are to him matter to be confronted with the ‘pure language’ of minimal art.

    These notions can also be found on the pages of the publication. Therefore, the artist’s work process is reflected here by means of another medium: the printed matter.

    A pleasant format first, and then minimal language, starting from the front cover: a fine, black canvas jacket – a material and a colour that are particularly meaningful to the artist – under transparent plastic (behind which a small paper was slipped  stating  the name of the artist and the title of the publication with a brief description). On the black jacket, a particular detail caught the jury’s attention: a trace of black spray paint, applied by the artist himself, signed and numbered at the back. Black on black. And the inside pages, mainly white.

    The layout is very airy, with a permanent contrast between black and white, full and empty. There are a good many blank pages, which gives this feeling of walking inside a white cube, sometimes interrupted by some pages presenting the works, which thus judiciously punctuate this course. The rhythm seems slow, almost inert, reflecting also the period of time you can spend watching these works of art and, in a certain way, keeping us in the emptiness of the white cube.

    The jury particularly appreciated the trace of black marker on the photo on p.19, which adds a new dimension to the presentation of the photo series, thus becoming a new work of art.

  • Auteur
    Marius Lut
  • Oplage
    300
  • Omvang
    96
  • Prijs
    39 euro
  • ISBN
    9789082147414
  • Verschijningsdatum
    March 2016
  • Uitgever / Opdrachtgever
    Billytown, Marius Lut
  • Ontwerper(s)
    Janneke Hendriks
  • Fotograaf
    Jhoeko
  • Drukkerij
    Art Libro / Drukkerij Roelofs, Enschede
  • DTP / Zetterij
    Janneke Hendriks
  • Boekbinderij
    Boekbinderij Patist
  • Materiaal
    Interior: 150 g/m² profibulk (Igepa). Cover: 270 g/m² Algro Design Duo (Igepa), Buckram Premium zwart (Van Heek Scholco).
  • Lettertype
    Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk
  • Technische Bijzonderheden
    In full colour gedrukt in staccato. Stofomslagen zijnet de hand gesproten door de kunstenaar en boeken gesigneerd en genummerd.