WIT~Marije de – ‘Boardwalk’*
Publisher: Marije de Wit, Rotterdam Year: 2011 Artist: WIT~Marije de Stencil printed by Knust, Nijmegen. Supported by FBKVB, Amsterdam. 42 pages, 20.5 x 14 cm., Paperback, glue bound. Edition of 200.
Synopsis: Boardwalk is a collection of collages made from the vestiges of newspaper and Internet imagery by artist Marije De Wit. These ordinary, even mundane, sets of images are emancipated from their original context once they are cut and pasted into layers of amalgamated juxtaposition and possibility. After the collage process, De Wit re-photographs these cutouts in black and white and formats them into a book-like visual narrative, creating another layer of reproduction that removes them from preconceived frameworks concerning originality and meaning. Interspersed throughout the re-photographed images of politicians, gymnasts, and animals are photos of original ceramic sculptures made by the artist, acting as the commas between abstraction and the commonplace.
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