Place by Place is the latest publication by the artist Felice Varini, constituting a re-examination of his complete oeuvre based on his most recent works.
His fascinating spatial installations make use of urban landscapes, walls, and rooms as “screens” for abstract graphical projections which the artist paints, draws, or fabricates from materials such as adhesive tape. Seen from an ideal vantage point, they appear as unexpected two-dimensional patterns against their three-dimensional background. When the viewer then leaves this vantage point and moves through the space, he sees the work as a perpetual metamorphosis of shifting, evolving forms. Accompanying the numerous illustrations is a text by Doris von Drathen that situates the work in its art-historical context, as well as an interview she conducted with the artist.
Felice Varini, born in 1952, is a contemporary artist. In his work, painting becomes part of spatial installations set up both indoors and outdoors. He lives and works in Paris.
Author(s): Doris von Drathen, Felice Varini
Design: Integral Lars Müller