Art Prison # 5 ‘Som’ by Gijs Deddens

25 EUR
published: June 2012
edition: 330 copies
- 19,6 cm x 27,6 cm
- 44 pages
- multiple colours stencilprinted (risograph & ricoh)
- bound with pamphlet stitch

This publication is the result of a book-residency of 14 days Gijs Deddens did at Knust/Extrapool. It’s part of Art Prison, an ongoing project in which an artist gets invited to come and make a stencilprinted book at Knust/Extrapool.‘Som’ is filled with very detailed and hatched drawings of animals, structures/patterns, landscapes and other nature subjects with a hazy, yet a bit dark and pleasant feel. The book is stencil-printed in multiple colours and bound with the pamphlet stitch.

Watch documentation of the work process here. Gijs Deddens is a multi disciplinary artist from Groningen, the Netherlands. He makes drawings, paintings, silkscreen prints and is part of artist collective 'Owsum'. He organizes music events, does dj-ing and plays music in music acts like Vakantie and Hunbed. His work has a certain intuitive quality, which can make the whole look quite chaotic. This chaos is often the subject of his work.