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Shadows on the Facade
Andro Wekua [see all titles]
Nieves [see all titles]
Andro Wekua Shadows on the Facade
published in 2007
19,5 x 25,5 cm (softcover)
24 pages (colour ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-905714-38-8
EAN: 9783905714388
out of print
 
Shadows on the Facade is Wekua's second monograph published by Nieves (after a series of drawings in 2005) and the first in full color, showcasing some of its most recent production.
Also available: If There Ever Was One, reference monograph published in 2006 (JRP|Ringier).
Working in a diverse array of media, Andro Wekua (born 1977 in Sukhumi, Georgia, lives and works in Switzerland) has developed a visual language grounded in the exploration of human experience through the subtle intersections of individual and pooled memory, personal identity, and history. Drawing on genres such as fantasy, science-fiction, and horror, Wekua creates fantastical and often macabre tableaux, revealing the complex processes of reconstruction and fragmentation that continually inform the personal, social, and fictive experience of remembrance. Creating pictorial representations of the past to better comprehend and grapple with the present, Wekua meditates on the tenuous boundary between historical reality and the artificial construct of remembering, pointing to the inescapable fact that the past is always distorted by the subjectivity of memory.

See also Boris Groys & Andro Wekua.