Grandissima Selezione by Fontanesi
A collection of works by Italian artist Fontanesi, who continues to post mysterious collage photos on Instagram.
"I think of Fontanesi as being like a painter in the 16th century. When painters of the time were faced with the task of painting a whale, for example, I had to draw the figure of a creature that not only doesn't exist, but also doesn't know that it's something that has nothing to do with swimming, running, or even flying on the earth. Before whales were mysterious and unknown, they had to build their own cetology, based on the stories and explanations of sailors.Fontanage reconstructs reality based on distance perception. transforms, integrates, compresses, cuts, and expands the whole, superimposing a fantastic world on the real world we see.Like the narwhal becoming a unicorn in the 16th century, the lens is directed by the fontanage. A haunted provincial city densely populated with magical creatures, mystical objects, and legendary monsters, Fontanesi re-fills our everyday lives with yokai, goblins, and guardian spirits.Wait for the train. or while you're eating breakfast in De Hall or standing in line to pay for a blue-striped parking lot, stare at the crowd and they'll pop right in. Greet the strange creatures and say 1 Thank you Fontanesi for waking them up to brighten the day.” — Matteo Contin
First edition 800 copies.
Title: Grandissima Selezione
Softcover with flaps, perfect binding
130 x 130 x 23 mm
Text in English
First edition of 800 copies
¥3,500 + tax