This publication brings together two early works by Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig, Farben (Colours), an artist book first published some thirty years ago, and Alphabet, a series of twenty-six photographs taken in the early 1990s.
Because of the specific nature and sequence of both works, they are being combined here for the first time as two resonating entities. The dust jacket brings this combination of numbers and letters into contact with another, related element of Zobernig's oeuvre, the CMYK scheme for colour printing. At every turn, we seem to be looking at a manual of basic knowledge.
Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.
Heimo Zobernig (born 1958 in Mauthen, Austria, lives and works in Vienna) has been viewed as a key figure on the Austrian art scene since the early 1980s. His oeuvre explores themes of minimalism, the historical loading of the opposing pair of "figurativeness vs. abstraction," and the problem as to what art is or can be—its outward form and function.