PAISAJES | JARDINES | PALMERAS / LOVE | OBSESSION | DESIRE

Text in the book "Palaces, seascapes and poplars" by artist Lorea Alfaro.

Design by Folch Studio.

Distribution by Múltiplos Barcelona.

Awarded with a Gold Laus in the category of "Complete book" (2013).

P | J | P / L | O | D is a project developed thanks to a Grant of the Basque Government for the promotion of Art Projects (2012).

In the summer of 2012 I made the exhibition “WHY didn’t YOU save ME” in the Cultural Centre Montehermoso (Vitoria-Gesteiz), as the result of the Grant “Arte e Investigación” awarded by this centre for the Production of Art Projects.

The two previous years until then I had been working on a project on the imaginary about landscapes. I thought that it would be completely finished after the exhibition; after presenting the paintings, drawings and video works that I had selected for the show.

It wasn’t this way. The feeling I had was of not being done with all the material. I had chose, bought, tore, kept, ordered and connected a great number of pictures of landscapes, which I used throughout the work process as references for the paintings, drawings and video footage. But the feeling after the exhibition was that I still had lot of material to use. Symbolisms and further formal and emotional connections to work with.

Tried to make a self-edited, small publication. Printed a DIN A3 on both sides and folded it like an accordion, so I achieved working with 16 more images from the archive. But still needed to use more. I wanted to work on a book in which I could gather and show a last selection of images of landscapes.

“Paisajes | Jardines | Palmeras / Love | Obsession | Desire” is a project made possible thanks to the grant by the Basque Government for the Promotion and Difusion of Art Projects. Thanks to this grant I could work with Folch Studio on the design and commission a text to the artist Lorea Alfaro. The publication was printed in an edition of 400 units.

P | J | P / L | O | D adopts the form of this publication in order to gather and connect a last selection of the images handled in the process of the series of drawings “Temporay Landscapes”, “Brother & Sister” and “Posters” (2010-12), and the works that make these up. 
This is a book of images. About painting.

1. Drawing for the cover of P | J | P / L | O | D. 2012. Graphite on paper. A4.

2. P | J | P / L | O | D. 2013. Photo by Marçal Vaquer for Folch Studio.

3. Mood wall.

4. P | J | P / L | O | D. 2013

5. Composition of pictures for P | J | P / L | O | D.

6. P | J | P / L | O | D. 2013. Photo by Marçal Vaquer for Folch Studio.

7. P | J | P / L | O | D. 2013

8. Mood wall.

9. Mood wall.

10. P | J | P / L | O | D. 2013

11. Mockup for the book. Work process.

12. Picture card.

13. P | J | P / L | O | D. Back cover. 2013.

14. Composition of pictures for P | J | P / L | O | D.

15. P | J | P / L | O | D. 2013

16. Composition of pictures for P | J | P / L | O | D.

17. Text in the book "Palaces, seascapes and poplars" by Lorea Alfaro.

18. Composition of pictures for P | J | P / L | O | D.

19. Postal card.

20. P | J | P / L | O | D. 2013

21. Postal card.

22. P | J | P / L | O | D. 2013

23. Postal card.

24. Picture selected for P | J | P / L | O | D

25. Composition for P | J | P / L | O | D.

26. Work process. Possible picture for Brother&Sister.

27. Postal card.

28. B&S-3. 2012. Painting. Crayons on basic paper. 142 x 125 cm.

29. Postal card.

30. Credits of the pictures gathered in the book.

31. Detail of the cover and book spine of P | J | P / L | O | D.

32. Printing process.

33. Colour tests.

(last update)

Ángela Palacios