The Stampographer

The Stampographer

Book - 2017
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The Stampographer' traverses the fantastic, anarchic imagination of Parisian artist Vincent Sardon (born 1970), whose dark, combative sense of humor is infused with Dadaist subversion and Pataphysical play. Using rubber stamps he designs and manufactures himself, Sardon commandeers a medium often associated with petty and idiotic displays of bureaucratic power, then uses those stamps not to assert authority, but to refuse it. He scours the Parisian landscape as well as the world at large, skewering the power-hungry and the pretentious, reveling in the vulgar and profane. In 'The Stampographer', there are insults in multiple languages, sadomasochistic Christmas ornaments, and a miniature Kamasutra with an auto-erotic Jesus. Sardon also wields the stamp as satirical device, deconstructing Warhol portraits into primary colors, turning ink blots into Pollock paint drips, and clarifying just what Yves Klein did with women's bodies. Yet Sardon's razor-sharp wit is tinged with the irony of his exquisite sense of beauty. The stamps are rarely static, they have an animating magic, whether boxers are punching faces out of place or dragonflies seemingly hover over the page.
Publisher: New York :, Siglio,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781938221163
Branch Call Number: 700.411 S244S
Characteristics: 98 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

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