This catalog extensively and lavishly surveys the work of photographeracademic Thomas Freiler, whose inventive and unorthodox work grows out of Kandinsky and van Doesburg’s concept of “concrete art.” This abstractionist trend—still vigorous today—proposes an autonomous inner organization in painting and plastic art independent of the external visual reality. Freiler’s photograms are made without a camera, using techniques that involve a minimum of tools and a variety of lightsensitive materials and chemicals. Made using techniques that date back to the very beginnings of photography, the images have an expressive, timeless quality. In color and black and white, many of the images mix media to add to the depth of the art.
Softcover / 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches / 160 pp / 50 b&w and 90 color
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