Fendry Ekel – Witness. Works on Paper

Book coverFendry Ekel – Witness. Works on Paper
Book coverFendry Ekel – Witness. Works on Paper
Book coverFendry Ekel – Witness. Works on Paper
Book coverFendry Ekel – Witness. Works on Paper

This book was published to accompany the artist’s first exhibition in New York. Ekel’s medium is gouache and acrylic on paper. His particular interest is in buildings and places that have some sort of historical overtone, such as the vast Volkshalle (People’s Hall) designed by Hitler’s architect Albert Speer but never built – but a place like Disneyland can fascinate him too.

This slim but nevertheless sturdy book presents Ekel’s work pretty straightforwardly by means of brief notes coupled with illustrations on white paper. The captions have a dual purpose, being employed partly for effect by being set large and in a variety of fonts. Individual sections are separated by wraps of thinner paper with a printed background of pink on one side and yellow on the other, with photographic and textual references to Ekel’s sources. They may provide the reader with visual background material, but at the same time they also have a slightly alienating and intriguing effect.

Edition: 2009
Language: English
Publisher / commissioner: Black Cat Publishing, Amsterdam
Designer: Studio Laucke Siebein (Dirk Laucke, Johanna Siebein)
Lithographer: Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Printer: Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Binder: Van Waarden, Zaandam
Dimensions: 209 x 286 x 7
Amount of pages: 56 p.
Number of copies: 1,000
Price: € 23.50
ISBN: 978 90 810418 7 4
Font and foundry: Metro, Auriol
Binding style: sewn hardback
Material: 115gsm Go! Matt, 60gsm Elementa Opaque Pigmented (interior), 135gsm Furioso (endpapers), 135gsm Go! Matt (binding)