Hans Andersson monograph, with an introduction by Peter Cornell
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Hans Andersson's creative world blooms in this brand new monograph that we're very proud to publish. Found photographs, geometrical patterns, torn sheets, crayons and pencils merge in a poetic and low-key expression of a mind fascinated by the dynamic relationship between inner and outer worlds. With an introduction in English by well-renowned scholar of art and esotericism, Peter Cornell. Published in cooperation with Angelika Knäpper Gallery in Stockholm.
"From the very beginning, self-chosen poverty has offered itself as a path towards spiritual practices, in a more modest way than with the Christian ascetics in the desert. In the art of our times a movement like Arte Povera has, in names like Beuys, Burri and Paolini, reconnected to this tradition. Today, when the display windows overflow, the poor and obsolete expressions of a work of art position themselves in shocking contrast to the seductive commercial aesthetics and commodity fetishism that permeate contemporary culture: reclaiming the inner life from the excesses of the material world." (Peter Cornell, from the foreword)
Published by Edda Publishing in 2013. Size 245 x 315 mm. 64 pages in full colour, hardbound. Edition of 500 copies.