There is a great sympathy between our approaches to artistic creation: Zeller and Someone Editions both work with anachronisity and compositeness. Ludwig takes engravings from the 19th century, rendered through a process no longer used today, cuts them up and juxtaposing the pieces creates collages of radical strangeness and beauty. Year of the Quiet Sun, is a recreation of Zeller’s process: a re-iteration of the pastiche of collage, into an all-new type of work of art, a digitally separated letterpress printed folio. In both instances the beauty and delicacy of the original art – namely, the 19th Century engravings that form the prima materia of Ludwig’s collages – is preserved and enhanced in the re-rendering.
Our ancestral star, the skin of the eclipse so long awaited, creaks.
We’ve reached the hurricane’s still centre. Open your eyes.
Cruje el astro ancestral, la piel de aquel eclipse que esperábamos,
Hemos llegado al centro quieto del huracán. Abre tus ojos.
14.5 x 22"
Printed in multiple tints and black line on
Canal paper from the Mill at St Armand
The Opposites - Los contrartos
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Year of the Quiet Sun is a limited edition folio of prints by world-renowned poet and artist Ludwig Zeller. Often referred to as the “last living surrealist” Zeller is an icon of the art of collage and has made irreplaceable contributions to poetry through his more than 40 poetry collections, 50 poetry chapbooks and five books of collages. Produced by Someone Editions, this folio is made up of 3, heretofore unpublished, collages, simulating the effect of the originals through letterpress printing. The edition is numbered and the prints are signed by the author. The design and letterpress process is inspired by Zeller’s own unique use of 19th Century engravings as source material. Someone Editions has painstakingly underprinted the subtle colours of the paper in the original images and overprinted the strong black outlines, creating a sumptuous visual and tactile experience. These opulent prints are presented alongside excerpts of Zeller’s poetry in their original Spanish and their English translation by A.F Moritz. In Year of the Quiet Sun Ludwig Zeller continues his legacy in surrealism, positing that movement’s philosophy of creation as means of changing the world, using poetry as a tool for transformation.
Another Thing With A Guitar - Otra cosa con guitarra
Sacred Objects - Los objetos sagrados