Place by Place is the latest publication by the artist Felice Varini, constituting a re-examination of his complete oeuvre based on his most recent works.
His fascinating spatial installations make use of urban landscapes, walls, and rooms as “screens” for abstract graphical projections which the artist paints, draws, or fabricates from materials such as adhesive tape. Seen from an ideal vantage point, they appear as unexpected two-dimensional patterns against their three-dimensional background. When the viewer then leaves this vantage point and moves through the space, he sees the work as a perpetual metamorphosis of shifting, evolving forms. Accompanying the numerous illustrations is a text by Doris von Drathen that situates the work in its art-historical context, as well as an interview she conducted with the artist.
Design: Integral Lars Müller
30 × 24 cm, 11 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 402 pages, approx. 615 illustrations, hardcover (2013)
ISBN 978-3-03778-405-1, English
ISBN 978-3-03778-406-8, French