P by Parker Ito

The book contains an essay (in Japanese) detailing the source material of the dense symbolism contained in the oversized painting P, one of a series of works made by Parker between 2014 and 2018, each based on the master engravings of Albrecht DΓΌrer. Within the book, the poorly translated text becomes pure surface affect (much like the shoddily translated Asian tattoos inked on the skin of those unable to read them, a key reference for Ito) as it is overlaid with working drawings from various stages of the production of the paintings, including those made by Parker and those drawn by his studio team. Text from here.

published by Landfill Editions

Jon Chandler β—‹ Dean Kissick β—‹ Jonny Negron β—‹ Leomi Sadler β—‹ Maren Karlson β—‹ Marijpol β—‹ Patrick Crotty β—‹ Ram Han β—‹ Last Renaissance

first edition, 2018 β—‹ paperback β—‹ 29.7cm x 21cm β—‹ 80 pages β—‹ 7 colour offset (3 x pantone + CMYK)