Porträt by Christoph RuckhäberleLubok Verlag
Porträt by Christoph Ruckhäberle
Artist book with 40 two-coloured original linocuts by Christoph Ruckhäberle, 8 figures in four-colour offset print and 32 figures in mixed technique
with the introductory poem "Kabuki" by Mary Kathryn Jablonski
The linocut book „Porträt“ was released on the occasion of the solo exhibition „Portraits“ at the Berlin-based Gallery Christian Ehrentraut from 10/1 until 21/2/2009.
Besides the images of the artworks were shown at the exhibition „Porträt“ contents 88 original linocuts which were cut after silhouettes by Ruckhäberle. These original linocuts are used as frameworks and additional material to the offset-printed images of the paintings. „Porträt“ is therefore not simply an exhibition catalogue but an artists‘ book which joyfully reflects the hierarchy of „high art“ and original prints: it is because of the original graphics that this book is a valuable piece of art, although it contains images of much more valuable artworks. But those original prints are neither just frameworks nor just decorative, so additive elements of the book. Ruckhäberle does a lot of original prints beside of his renowned oversized, colourful paintings. The linocuts used in „Porträt“ are very colourful and of a highly shining intensity. The mixture of offset-printed reproductions of his paintings and the abstract, very graphic forms of the linocuts give a dense view into Ruckhäberles‘ repertoire.
Paperback 96 pages
24 x 32 cm
edition of 1000