Publisher Note

In Zürich there is a calm kitchen, in which all food containers are stripped of their labels, and in the kitchen there is a table with two wooden chairs. At one of these chairs sits artist Ingo Giezendanner (pen-and-ink name GRRRR) with his treasure tin of colored pencils within reach—every tip sharp. Natural light slants over his shoulder onto the table’s checkerboard pattern, which could be described as blue-and-white, although the blue shifts over the course of a day from cobalt to Prussian to cyan and turquoise and back again and the white has creamed over time.

At this table, throughout the boxed-in years of 2020 and 2021, Ingo established a ritual of drawing the objects in front of him at a given moment. The result is “Kitchen,” a pocket-sized (9×13.2 cm) compendium of 49 colored-pencil drawings. His tabletop tableaux document a nutritious and delicious spread of fruits (eternally unpeeling orange), spices, herbs, and bottled vitamins; a ring of latent power and a rainbow bead bracelet; a needle and thread, their purpose touchingly unspecified; and impromptu vanitas in the form of a coffee-filter-holder doing double duty as a compost bin, a candle approaching guttering, and ever so many pencil shavings.

Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2021
Printrun 500
ISBN-13: 9788395487170
Subform Artist's Book, Drawings
Dimensions 9.0 × 13.2 cm
Pages 104
Technique Offset