Thorsten Dennerline

Intranquilo On Edge, 2010
Lithograph, letterpress, digital print, hardcover. Translated by Jonathan Pitcher, 15.25 x 11.25 x .75 inches, edition of 40. $2600





13 Tattoes, 2011
Woodblock prints, photopolymer letterpress, handmade paper, 5 x 15 x .5 inches, edition of 25. $1600

The Trudge of Insects, 2009
Lithography (3 colors), archival digital pigment prints, and letterpress on handmade paper. Poem by Brendan Jones. Binding by Barry Spence, quarter sawn oak boards and alum taw goatskin, 4 x 10 x 8 inches edition of 15, 2 artist proofs. $4000




The Man Who Fell Upwards, 2006
10 Copper plate chine collĂ© etchings. Chine collĂ© sheets are four color printed lithographs on Japanese paper. Printed on 300 gm Saint Armand handmade paper. 15 x 22 inches, Edition: 7 boxed sets, 8 sets for individual distribution. Ten images inspired by Vicente Huidodros epic poem “Altazor”. The text was used as a point of departure and the result is a documentation of a journey. The black images were developed on the etching plates and then digitally photographed. The underlying color images were developed on the computer and printed as four-color lithographs on Japanese paper and used as chine collĂ© sheets printed with the etchings. $5000

Statement

My book projects strive for unique and personal expression while still addressing issues that relate directly to the history, structure, and publishing of books. Using fine materials and processes like finely printed letterpress or handmade paper, I create book/objects that have a tactile presence. I use this presence to carry the message. In all my books, I try to deal with unexpected, grotesque and/or poetic subjects. In addition, I experiment with relationships that are intrinsic to the book itself, such as the relationship between text and image, which can be addressed in terms of design or content. One can reaffirm the other, or contradictions that occur between them can expand and complicate meaning. Collaboration is another enjoyable part of many of my book projects; in numerous books I have worked together with poets and other artists.

Biography

Thorsten Dennerline produces work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, prints and self published artists’ books. His attraction to poetry and to the interaction of text and image has led him to pursue various projects that engage with poetry and also in collaborative projects with writers poets and other artists.

Thorsten received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts and an MFA from Syracuse University. He has exhibited his work across the U.S., Valparaiso, Chile, and Copenhagen and other cities in Denmark. His prints and books are included in numerous collections including The Saint Louis Art Museum, Yale University Library, Kunstindustri Museet in Copenhagen Denmark, Mortimer Rare Book Room- Smith College, University of Vermont Special Collections and the Library of Congress. He currently resides in the U.S. since finishing work on a Fulbright grant for Research and Study in Chile in 2000. He is currently on the faculty at Bennington College.

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