|It's Okay by Dmitri Antorka-Pieri (click on image to expand and read text)|
The artist Dmitri Antorka-Pieri recently brought in a selection of interesting bookworks. Printed on colourful card, Dmitri’s intricate abstract doodles and life affirming poems are beautiful to behold. My undisputed favourite is the fold-out book, It’s Okay (See image). I have already bought my copy and now must decide who to give it to – I think it definitely feels like an object to share.
The pages of the zine-format book, Sleep, exhibit a series of drawings and writing made in a darkened room in the moments before sleep. Text overlaps, drawings unravel and disconnect, and a hazy image of Dmitri’s life forms out of the dozy tangle of lines.
Another fold-out work (I’m not sure if it can be described as a book), Drawing, contains a series of ink drawings accompanied by a poem that encourages us all to make art and be happy. Well why not?
The books range in price from £2 to £6 and are available in the bookshop now.
- Jon Lander