Concave Thoughts

357 Digital Drawings

Yves Netzhammer

Concave Thoughts

Yves Netzhammer

Distributed for Diaphanes

512 pages | Illustrated in halftones throughout | 5 1/2 x 8 | © 2015
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9783037345344 Published September 2016 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
The digital drawings of Yves Netzhammer invite viewers into a fascinating world of figures that appear both human and animal, while simultaneously blurring the distinction between object and living thing. By turns nightmarish or playful and cartoon-like, the creative cosmos depicted in Netzhammer’s drawings imagines an alternate reality, in which precise lines bind impossible combinations of objects with careful clarity.
           
Netzhammer ranks among the most renowned Swiss contemporary artists, his work comprising animation, video and sculptural installations, objects, and drawings. Concave Thoughts is a comprehensive resource on his work and imagery as well as an opulent art book. 
 
Review Quotes
Tim Zulauf, artist
“Netzhammer’s drawings fascinate through their bodily charisma and their formal clarity. The playful recombination of elements which seemingly can not be combined leads to the threshold of our existence’s dark side: soothing aspects interlock with displeasing ones, the dead melts with the alive into creatures never seen before, and the depicted scenarios run from microscopic to giant scales.”
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