• Image of Qi (2013) + Anima (2010)

Qi Ruudt Peters / Voetnoot 2013

Continuing a long search for various forms of alchemy, Peters found himself in China for three months, exploring the inner alchemy (Qi) of Eastern culture. The resulting exhibition is comprised of blind drawings on stone, either made into wearable pendants and brooches and layered with further drawings constructed of silver or as large stone decorative tablets. It also features porcelain figures, like the clay army of Emperor Jing Di cast from acupuncture model, abstracted with additions of materials such as glass and hair among others, based on his diary of experiences as a Westerner in a complex, foreign land. This book with text by Fredric Baas of the Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch will accompany the exhibition.

14,8 x 21 cm soft cover
Text: Fredric Baas MFA Amsterdam, NL
Photo: Rob Versluys, Amsterdam, NL
Graphic design: Barends & Pijnappel, Antwerp, BE
20 euro

Anima by Ruudt Peters / Voetnoot 2010

For a considerable time Ruudt Peters has been exploring the feminine subconscious in the male (the ANIMA) as a guiding principle for his design. Over the past year he has been drawing blind, in order to achieve more freedom in his thinking. These drawings give expression to an unknown terrain in his visual language. Peters cannot direct them. The principle in them is, the less you control the design, the more freedom and room in the ultimate product. As a continuation of this technique, Ruudt has been drawing with wax underwater. This action generates an unfamiliar language. It is movement that solifides what arises from the unconscious. A fluid line is caught in coagulated form. This process produces a totally different sort of design with regard to freedom, thought and expression. The works are gracile, delicate and fragile. Made out of silver, aluminium and gold.

14,5 x 20,5 cm Hardcover
Text: Monica Gaspar, Zurich, CH
Photo: Rob Versluys, Amsterdam, NL
Graphic design: Barends & Pijnappel, Antwerp, BE
25 euro