"I am fascinated by dreams," says German artist Christof Mascher. ''For me the best thing is to combine simple stories with the feeling of a dream — with the abstractions that are possible in a dream.'' 1979 is the artist's first solo publication. Mascher's dreamlike pictorial worlds are characterized by strangely fascinating yet threatening hybrid beings, which are linked to a psychically alarming sense of power. His colorful, foreboding pieces — some of which are miniatures meticulously drawn on veneer — conjure what his teacher, Walter Dahn, describes as a "post-World War IV atmosphere." An exciting introduction to an important emerging artist.
64 pages, colour illustrations throughout, 251 x 203 mm
Published in July 2009 by Snoeck