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Drawings, Softcover

Publisher Note

Whilst working in a museum bookshop, artist and poet Kyrill Constantinides Tank draws on postcard-sized pieces of paper what he sees or comes to his mind. ”The New Colleague,“ ”How My Boss Sees Me, When I Am Angry,“ or ”Daniel Richter Loses Touch With the Youth“ show scenes of a work routine in the museum or ideas that arise in such a setting. They relate to a life between artistic creation and wage labour. But besides his subjective view, Constantinides Tank also brings the very common to paper: Garfield, Charizard and the Simpsons belong to everybody and have been drawn like this countless times. When there is a patch on the paper or the drawing itself becomes a technical experiment – as in ”Fidget-Spinner Drawing”: apparently the attempt to make a drawing with a fidget spinner – it becomes obvious that the author trained as a painter and constantly deals with the borders and possibilities of painting. By drawing them, Kyrill Constantinides Tank, in a Bavarian anti-bourgeois tradition, overcomes the daemons and banalities of labour, mass media and art history.

Kyrill Constantinides Tank is an artist and poet. He works in a Buchhandlung Walther König branch and is winner of the 26th Open Mike literature competition for poetry. He lives in Munich.

Artists’ Book

Janus Neinus Vielleichtus

by Kyrill Constantinides Tank

Release Place Berlin, Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date June 2019
Printrun 400
ISBN-13: 978-3-948200-01-5
Methods Drawing, Poetry
Format Softcover
Dimensions 17.0 × 24.0 × 1.6 cm
Pages 332
Technique Offset (Color + Bw)