This artist's book shows excerpts from the artist's extensive photographic collection of images gathered over 30 years—books, newspaper and magazine photographs, archival footage, and montages. Here the artist has organized subjects thematically in associative sequences: landscapes, food, folklore, art, flora and fauna, people, and technology. Through the playful decoration and transformation of the material, Steinbrecher has created relief-like collages.
Erik Steinbrecher (born 1963 in Basel, lives and works in Berlin) is known to a wide international audience particularly since his participation in documenta X (1997) as well as further major institutional presentations such as at Kunst-Werke in Berlin, MoMA PS1 in New York, the Kunsthalle Vienna, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich or The Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen. His work as artist has developed in two main directions; the areas of sculpture and architecture as well as the realm of publication. Steinbrecher released numerous books and printed matters, which always expose a strong conceptual idea and function as independent artworks.