Artist’s Books

Since the turn of the millennium I have been working mainly as a media artist, but in the 90s I worked a lot with painting and printmaking.
During these years I have made a number of artist’s books that have played an important role in my development as a media artist. This relates to the time-based aspect as well as the transformation of images and visual poetry. Each book is a sequence that tells a story or shows an evolution, just like my video works.

Is a dot a black hole?

The video departs from a flipbook. While the artist flips through the pages, a big dot comes alive. •••>

In an Autumn Garden

libro d’artista / artist’s book tecnica mista su legno / mixed media on wood 30 x 20 x 5 cm © Maria Korporal 1994 •••>

Contrapuncti

an artist’s book by Maria Korporal – 10 etched images and 10 hand-printed texts on Hahnemühle paper – •••>

Satori Soractis

Satori Soractis. Following Basho’s Roads an artist’s book by Maria Korporal Inspired by Matsuo Basho’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”, the artist made several meditative walks on Monte Soratte, during which she made numerous drawings that follow the lines and structures of the rocks and stones. •••>

Drinking alone by moonlight

An folded book and a scroll book with Chinese poems from the T’ang period (Li Po and Wang •••>

The mountain hermit

Series of small folded books with Chinese poems from the T’ang period (Li Po, Wang Wei and others). •••>

Greek Lyrics

Series of small folded books with ancient Greek poems (Sappho, Simonides and others). Mixed media and collage on •••>