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Nico Krijno — How To Leave Your Body Behind

How To Leave Your Body Behind, a playful monograph by Nico Krijno is both carefully structured and completely non-linear.

Publication How To Leave Your Body Behind
Artist(s) Nico Krijno
Publisher b.frank books

The artist builds sculptures out of discarded materials, continues to re-arrange them over and over, and photographs them during this process. His photographs then are re-processed and altered again into new forms – using photoshop, paint and/or collage – to create new narratives and meaning.

Nico Krijno’s explorations represent an experiment into the perceived truths of objects, the medium of photography and its history. Reminiscent of traditional still lifes, Nico’s photographs are loaded with humorous visual information, challenging the boundaries of the still image with his ever-changing mise-en-scène.

This monograph is published by b.frank books and can be purchased at the publishers website.

Nico Krijno is a Cape Town-based, South African artist working with staged photography, collage and bookmaking, in a practice that investigates contemporary visual codes, symbols and patterns and the history of the image.

Access the artists’ website here.

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