Patterns of Life / Levenspatronen
Made in Rotterdam 1999–2015
Vera Illés, Aat Ceelen, Maarten Janssen & Dees Linders
Paintings, works on paper and commissions by Dutch artist Anuli Croon (b. 1964) in Rotterdam between 1999 and 2015 fill the pages of this handsome, densely illustrated monograph. Brilliantly colored geometric shapes cover her large canvases, creating graphic depictions of people and places. Croon’s use of flat one-dimensional shapes for depicting her subject matter accentuates her bold forms and colors and creates a pop art–like feeling with reference to 1990s graphic designers and artists Mike Mills, Will Sweeney and the noted Geoff McFettridge. Contributing essays by Vera Illés, Aat Ceelen, Maarten Janssen and Dees Linders describe and provide insight into Croon’s large, clear paintings in which figures and fragments of a metropolis meticulously rendered in intense color, patterns and texture are unsettling in their anonymity.
Softcover / 6 ¾ x 9 ½ inches / 128 pp
16 b&w and 244 color
Retail Price: $38.00
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