Strange Plants

Strange Plants


"Strange Plants is a celebration of plants in contemporary art. The book features the work of 25 artists—from oozing paintings of rotting cacti to eerie, mesmeric photos of the leafy kudzu vine—and discusses the role plants play in the artists’ personal lives.

For the book, editor Zio Baritaux brought together eight artists whose work focuses on the natural world: Erik Parker, Helene Schmitz, Paul Wackers, Lee Kwang-Ho, Taylor McKimens, David Axelbank, Stephen Eichhorn and Aiyana Udesen. In-depth interviews and articles are presented alongside images that showcase the instinctive and unique ways plants are represented in the artists’ works. For example, Lee Kwang-Ho transmutes his inner desires into sensational portraits of enlarged cacti; Stephen Eichhorn constructs elaborate collages out of foliage; and David Axelbank, who is drawn to the unpredictable nature of flowers and film, photographs plants at night." - Zio Baritaux

Out of print. First Edition. Hardcover. 8.5 x 5.8 in. 104 pages. Customizable with adhesives that are included inside. Designed by Folch Studio. Gold Prize for Best Editorial Project by Art Directors Club of Europe. Gold Trophy at the Laus Graphic Design and Visual Communications Awards. Strange Plants is part of the endowment of the Barcelona Design Museum.

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