England-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson transforms books and encyclopedias in three-dimensional collages, delicate like a filigree and saturated with a subtle narrative dimension.
For his book sculptures, Korzer-Robinson uses mainly encyclopedia volumes, which are based purely on alphabetical order. Disclosing a narrative from this is the most challenging aspect of Korzer-Robinson's work. In choosing this pre-existing material, the artist attempts to reinterpret the books out of their utilitarian use for a new artistic purpose.
The artworks are made with a precise and time-consuming process of cutting. He goes through the pages and alternatively cuts and removes illustrations from them. The process is driven by a mixture of planning and chance.
The work of Korzer-Robinson has a gentle nostalgic tone. The artist links his artistic choices to the act of remembering and how memories are constructed.
Photos courtesy of Alexander Korzer-Robinson and Antlers Gallery.
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