Ritsart Gobyn In Between

Nº 39 / November 2020
€ 40 forthcoming

To fund the production of this book, Posture Editions, Rossicontemporary and the artist organize a crowdfunding at Voor de kunst.
Pre-order a signed book, a multiple, a collage or a painting and make this project possible.

Options:
– € 40: signed copy of In Between, pick-up at the book release in Kunsthal Gent (available in Nov).
– € 50: signed copy of In Between, sent to an address in Belgium or neighbour countries (available in Nov).
– € 120: ‘Deluxe edition’ of In Between with manually treated cover, spotted and painted by the artist. This option will give your copy an original touch and the illusion of a unique painting (available in Nov).
– € 350: Multiple, print on paper, framed 40 × 50 cm, limited edition of 10. Your name will be mentioned in the colophon of In Between (free copy of the book inclusive, signed). To pick-up at the book release, by appointment at Rossicontemporary or at the artist’s studio (Available in May).
– € 450: Collage, paper and oil paint on canvas, mounted on mdf, 13 × 21 cm. Your name will be mentioned in the colophon of In Between (free copy of the book inclusive, signed). To pick-up at the book release, by appointment at Rossicontemporary or at the artist’s studio. (Available in May)
– € 1.100: Original painting, 30 × 40 cm, in hand made frame. Your name will be mentioned in the colophon of In Between (free copy of the book inclusive, signed). To pick-up by appointment at Rossicontemporary or at the artist’s studio. (Available in May)
– Free gift: For contributions of at least € 250, your name will be mentioned in the colophon of In Between (free copy of the book inclusive, signed).

! Order via our CAMPAIGN PAGE at the crowdfunding platform ‘Voor de kunst’ !

Ritsart Gobyn (b. 1985) explores the boundaries of our perception in a subtly subversive way. His paintings on rough, unprimed canvas are covered with shreds of paper, smears and stains, tape, traces of pencil, dirt and dust. They are the traces of the creative process that have gathered on the canvas, while lying on the studio floor. The more attentively we look at the paintings, the more we start to doubt what we observe. The tape turns out to be a painted trompe l’oeil, as are the shreds of paper. What about the other traces? The perception tilts from accidental to deliberate, from reality to illusion, from process to product, and back again.

With this book Posture Editions aims to plunge deeper into this changing perception and seeks to touch the skin of the paint, page by page. Some key works will be scanned in high resolution and presented in full-scale reproduction. As reader, you wander through the razor-sharp landscape of the painting, and through its details, the materiality and the illusion, a complete image gradually starts to form.
The book zooms in to the intimacy of the studio, it touches the painterly illusion and zooms out again to the objectified distance of the exhibition space.

For an artist, a book not only offers new insights into his or her own practice, but can also broaden his or her horizons and form the basis for future collaborations.

www.ritsartgobyn.be
www.rossicontemporary

Images in the banner on top:

– nr. 1-7: collage € 450 – paper and oil paint on canvas, mounted on mdf 13 × 21 cm.
Courtesy of Rossicontemporary

– nr. 8: multiple € 350 – print on paper, framed 40 × 50 cm. Limited edition of 10.
Courtesy of Rossicontemporary

– nr. 9-10: painting € 1.100 – oil paint on canvas, 30 × 40 cm.
Courtesy of Rossicontemporary