art book cologne GmbH & Co. KG
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art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
|Illustrations||with 38 col. & 51 b/w ills|
|Contributors||Peter Gorsen, Eva M. Morat|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck|
Augenecho (eye echo), the title of a three-part painting by Kurt Kocherscheidt, alludes to the pictural concept of hearing and seeing. Kocherscheidt’s intuitive formal inventions go back to gestures, bodily experiences, sensitivities and feelings. These can be replicated by viewers with no art-historical knowledge, especially since the painter himself spoke of the accessibility of his distinctly biomorphic, organic picture cosmos.
Semotan’s photographic works are concerned with the fragility of those portrayed. In her portraits that have evolved from fashion photography, especially her portraits of Kocherscheidt, we do not sense the glamour of the sitters, but their vulnerability; her quiet landscape-portraits present sites of solitariness and contemplation.
Peter Gorsen reflects and comments on how Kocherscheidt’s paintings came about and evolved, while the work of both artists are documented and set next to each other in a comprehensive picture section.