Cartacei

by Roberto Kusterle


Photographs: Roberto Kusterle

Publisher: studiofaganel

15 pages

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-88-943821-8-1

Comments: Limited edition of 100 numbered and signed with an original print on recovery paper 49 × 58 mm + 14 special 100 numbered and signed with an original print on Hahnemühle paper 270 × 210 mm, English, 21,5 x 27,3 cm

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Paper is the title of Roberto Kusterle's artist book. The term Paper refers us to the meaning of that adjective, which declares what material something is made of. 'Of paper' means, in fact, and is more often used with a negative nuance, understood as not noble, not concretized and easily perishable. Kusterle tries to give back to the word 'paper' only a positive meaning and restore some significant balances. The images of the series derive and exist thanks to the paper, including the human figures represented in them. The 'Paper' of the title can be thought of as real imaginary creatures of the artist's narrative with a clear reference to the classification of species. Their 'reality', this time, does not seek similarity with the animal or plant world as in previous and well-known metamorphoses of the artist, but is sanctioned in itself, as if these figures could really be generated from paper. With this series Kusterle expresses his visions, but also tells and reveals the concrete, pragmatic path he has taken to create each single image.

'Paper' is a work that restores a certain balance between the computer and the digital - having Kusterle selected and manipulated the photographs of the figures, recovering them from his archive of shots - and the paper - as there is a careful overlapping of all the images. of card scans. The latter derive from a long and passionate research and collection by the artist of ancient books, documents and archives, restoration laboratory papers, recovery papers, etc., all characterized by non-purity, lack of or incorrect conservation. , by the presence of numerous and complex signs of aging, such as halos and yellowing, tears, stains, lacerations. In 'Paper' for the first time there is also a balance between the figure and its background, both are the subject of the photographs, both are made of the same raw material and have the same imperfections. With this operation, in particular, we seem to be able to state that the artist wants to give the figures a note of 'humanity'.

Note:

The book is designed as a folder containing images in single sheets, reminiscent of a drawer or box of souvenirs, old photographs or other types of documents. Each photograph of each folder, in order to represent the diversity of evolution and deterioration over time, is handled by Kusterle manually using different paper aging techniques. So there is not only one book identical to another, but also every single page of it. In each folder, all the images are then wrapped in a piece of recycled paper, the same that the artist used to create the background for the photographs in the series. Finally, each folder, and each image, are characterized by the use of stamps for titling and numbering, recalling the world of paper archives from which the research took inspiration.


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Cartacei

by Roberto Kusterle


Photographs: Roberto Kusterle

Publisher: studiofaganel

15 pages

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-88-943821-8-1

Comments: Limited edition of 100 numbered and signed with an original print on recovery paper 49 × 58 mm + 14 special 100 numbered and signed with an original print on Hahnemühle paper 270 × 210 mm, English, 21,5 x 27,3 cm

sold out

Paper is the title of Roberto Kusterle's artist book. The term Paper refers us to the meaning of that adjective, which declares what material something is made of. 'Of paper' means, in fact, and is more often used with a negative nuance, understood as not noble, not concretized and easily perishable. Kusterle tries to give back to the word 'paper' only a positive meaning and restore some significant balances. The images of the series derive and exist thanks to the paper, including the human figures represented in them. The 'Paper' of the title can be thought of as real imaginary creatures of the artist's narrative with a clear reference to the classification of species. Their 'reality', this time, does not seek similarity with the animal or plant world as in previous and well-known metamorphoses of the artist, but is sanctioned in itself, as if these figures could really be generated from paper. With this series Kusterle expresses his visions, but also tells and reveals the concrete, pragmatic path he has taken to create each single image.

'Paper' is a work that restores a certain balance between the computer and the digital - having Kusterle selected and manipulated the photographs of the figures, recovering them from his archive of shots - and the paper - as there is a careful overlapping of all the images. of card scans. The latter derive from a long and passionate research and collection by the artist of ancient books, documents and archives, restoration laboratory papers, recovery papers, etc., all characterized by non-purity, lack of or incorrect conservation. , by the presence of numerous and complex signs of aging, such as halos and yellowing, tears, stains, lacerations. In 'Paper' for the first time there is also a balance between the figure and its background, both are the subject of the photographs, both are made of the same raw material and have the same imperfections. With this operation, in particular, we seem to be able to state that the artist wants to give the figures a note of 'humanity'.

Note:

The book is designed as a folder containing images in single sheets, reminiscent of a drawer or box of souvenirs, old photographs or other types of documents. Each photograph of each folder, in order to represent the diversity of evolution and deterioration over time, is handled by Kusterle manually using different paper aging techniques. So there is not only one book identical to another, but also every single page of it. In each folder, all the images are then wrapped in a piece of recycled paper, the same that the artist used to create the background for the photographs in the series. Finally, each folder, and each image, are characterized by the use of stamps for titling and numbering, recalling the world of paper archives from which the research took inspiration.


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Cartacei

by Roberto Kusterle


Photographs: Roberto Kusterle

Publisher: studiofaganel

15 pages

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-88-943821-8-1

Comments: Limited edition of 100 numbered and signed with an original print on recovery paper 49 × 58 mm + 14 special 100 numbered and signed with an original print on Hahnemühle paper 270 × 210 mm, English, 21,5 x 27,3 cm

sold out

Paper is the title of Roberto Kusterle's artist book. The term Paper refers us to the meaning of that adjective, which declares what material something is made of. 'Of paper' means, in fact, and is more often used with a negative nuance, understood as not noble, not concretized and easily perishable. Kusterle tries to give back to the word 'paper' only a positive meaning and restore some significant balances. The images of the series derive and exist thanks to the paper, including the human figures represented in them. The 'Paper' of the title can be thought of as real imaginary creatures of the artist's narrative with a clear reference to the classification of species. Their 'reality', this time, does not seek similarity with the animal or plant world as in previous and well-known metamorphoses of the artist, but is sanctioned in itself, as if these figures could really be generated from paper. With this series Kusterle expresses his visions, but also tells and reveals the concrete, pragmatic path he has taken to create each single image.

'Paper' is a work that restores a certain balance between the computer and the digital - having Kusterle selected and manipulated the photographs of the figures, recovering them from his archive of shots - and the paper - as there is a careful overlapping of all the images. of card scans. The latter derive from a long and passionate research and collection by the artist of ancient books, documents and archives, restoration laboratory papers, recovery papers, etc., all characterized by non-purity, lack of or incorrect conservation. , by the presence of numerous and complex signs of aging, such as halos and yellowing, tears, stains, lacerations. In 'Paper' for the first time there is also a balance between the figure and its background, both are the subject of the photographs, both are made of the same raw material and have the same imperfections. With this operation, in particular, we seem to be able to state that the artist wants to give the figures a note of 'humanity'.

Note:

The book is designed as a folder containing images in single sheets, reminiscent of a drawer or box of souvenirs, old photographs or other types of documents. Each photograph of each folder, in order to represent the diversity of evolution and deterioration over time, is handled by Kusterle manually using different paper aging techniques. So there is not only one book identical to another, but also every single page of it. In each folder, all the images are then wrapped in a piece of recycled paper, the same that the artist used to create the background for the photographs in the series. Finally, each folder, and each image, are characterized by the use of stamps for titling and numbering, recalling the world of paper archives from which the research took inspiration.


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