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“Interpret the world as you want to see it. Construct the reality that you want to inhabit. I believe that is possible and that’s complete freedom. There are no rules.”

In response to the manipulation and unravelling state of contemporary world politics, Ellery has released his latest piece, Populism.

Functioning as a deliberately considered token of defiance, the 850-page tome is almost absurd in its execution. Reminiscent in form of a tactile telephone directory, it features 416 numbers, rendered sequentially, and a mere three images: a banality reverberating across the turning of each double-page spread. The monotony is momentarily interrupted by the coarseness of three fully exposed arse holes. The work is a minimalist gesture, transferred through an abstract form, where numbers are employed simply as shapes, whilst simultaneously invoking political truths.

Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2017
Artist: Jonathan Ellery
Printrun 419
Subform Softback
Dimensions 27.4 × 21.0 cm
Pages 852