Eldorado by Ruth Van Beek
A collection of works by Dutch artist Ruth van Beek.
Beek is known for her collage works using old manuals and found images. In this book, you can see how she organizes and transforms her growing archive of photographic material into her work. There, books and magazines from the 1950s to the 1970s on how to prune bonsai, how to grow cacti, and Japanese ikebana become the material for a whimsical and playful collage. ?Beek cuts and folds her photographs, sometimes adding watercolor-painted paper shapes, creating visual connections between her images that are often disturbing or comical.
Artist: Ruth Van Beek
Van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2020
Softcover, 160 x 230 mm
¥4,200 + tax