Felipe Pantone doesn’t publish many books, but when he does, they’re just as alluring as his many chromatic paintings. In collaboration with BEYOND THE STREETS and GINKO PRESS, the Argentinian-Spanish artist will release Praesentiameaning “present time” in Latin.
The 308-page hardcover book is delicately packaged in a printed slipcase that produces a moiré effect when removed. “Felipe Pantone is one of the most remarkable young contemporary artists with a new and original discourse. Felipe gives new air to the presence of the viewer, time in the artwork and the artwork as an instantaneous experience,” the late Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez said in a statement. Much like Cruz-Diez, Pantone explores the illusory space created by light and color, particularly in relation to how our lives evolve at the rapid pace of technology.
Praesentia chronicles the artist’s last ten years of studio work and worldwide installations. Mapped through 250 illustrations, photos and essays by friends and contemporaries, the book is the most comprehensive title on Pantone’s work to date. The publication is in its first edition and is available for pre-order now for US$95.
Moreover, Felipe Pantone’s latest exhibition invites you to manipulate the work.