Raphaël Lecoquierre - Nūbēs (limited edition) - Editions Sylvain Courbois 2023
Limited edition of Nūbēs with a miniature fresco by the artist on the cover.
25 numbered copies from an edition of 800, each come with a signed certificate.
The first book devoted to artist Raphaël Lecoquierre, Nūbēs documents the eponymous series begun in 2010 following the discovery of photographs washed up on the shore of the North Sea. The works in this corpus are produced using a singular process making use of a vast collection of vernacular analog photographs. Images of families, landscapes and other instruments of memory gleaned and accumulated by the artist are dissolved to extract their colored substance. The pigments collected are incorporated into Venetian stucco and used as raw material for the creation of motifs which, freed from their figurative referents, transcend memories, memories and representations to give rise to nebulous landscapes.
Conceived and published as part of the Tills exhibition at Casino Luxembourg, the book presents a collection of paintings, sculptures and in-situ installations, highlighting the many facets of their production process, never before revealed.
72p - FR/EN - 20.5x32.5cm - hardcover