About the book
Judith Kaminski’s pictorial worlds can be experienced in an interactive sticker book. “He loves me, he loves me not …” is a limited edition artist’s book that invites you to collect Judith’s paintings as stickers and paste them into the artistically designed booklet at your own discretion. The 36 pages of the A4 booklet show some of her artistic sketches, snapshots of local landscapes and plants, intermediate stages of paintings and graphically, as well as colourfully designed surfaces, which give an insight into her artistic process. The book enables the reader to have her own artistic experience. It acts like ones own small and portable exhibition that can be viewed, touched and designed at home on the couch.
Title: Stickerbuch, ‘Er liebt mich, er liebt mich nicht …’
Edition of: 100, Signed and numbered
Dimension: 21 x 29,7 cm,
Specifics: Offset printing on uncoated paper, 4 premium sticker sheets
About the artist
“My artistic work plays with floral forms, bright colours and a graphic image structure. Thematically, I mostly deal with plants, especially their forms and their science. Thus, references to cultural contexts, healing power and symbolism of plants can be found in my works. By focusing on flowers as motifs, I pick up on a long tradition in art and bring the charged subject matter into a contemporary discussion.
My motifs are based on existing scientific illustrations (botanical illustrations), which can be located somewhere between science and art. Reduced to their form or formally expanded, I translate these illustrations into my visual language, which is influenced by visual habits from everyday digital life, e.g. the aesthetics of smartphone user interfaces and apps, as well as image editing programmes. The works play with formal contrasts, order-giving grids and poppy pictorial elements. Especially in the newer paintings, however, the material of the canvas, i.e. the pure canvas fabric as part of the picture, also plays an important role.”
Discover more about Judith’s work here.