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MBP Presents “Hunt & Gather: Discovering New Art”
January 28, 2010
Contact: Adri Cowan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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New York, NY – January 28, 2010 – Mark Batty Publisher proudly presents its newest art book, Hunt & Gather: Discovering New Art, by author and London Miles Gallery (UK) curator Tina Ziegler, showcasing a contemporary view of international art featured in galleries and media across the globe. This striking collection of surrealism, pop art, illustration, collage, graphic design and mixed media represents many of today’s most boundary-pushing artists. Aspects of this collection are dark, at times macabre, but these images are complemented by arrestingly playful pieces, and accompanied by first-person texts that shed light on how and why these individuals make their art.
Dedicated to fostering the relationships between artists and art enthusiasts, Ziegler has selected an array of artists to contribute to the book. From the rich, dark graphic stylings of Carrie Ann Baade, to the bright pop creations of Dave Pressler and the fantasies of Jason Jacenko; grotesque sculptures depicting death and the human condition from Emilio Subira, and the frightening, painstakingly detailed black-and-white pencils of Jon Beinart, each page is filled with jaw-dropping impressions of some of today’s most dynamic artworks.
“Whatever their medium of choice, these artists share a few common links,” says author Tina Ziegler. “Whether it’s the way they communicate, where they exhibit or who they attract, they are all part of a growing, cutting-edge movement. What makes Hunt & Gather unique is not only the selection of artists but the personalities that shine through from page to page.”
Featured artists: Aaron Kraten, Andy Council, Brandi Milne, Carlos Ramons, Carrie Ann Badde, Catalina Estrada, Charles Wish, Greg Simkins, Jason Jackenco, Chelsea Greene Lewyta, Dave Pressler, Diva, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Mcgrath, El Gato Chimney, Emilio Subria, Georgina Ciotti, Jon Beinart, JShea9, Joshua Petker, Karl Persson, Kukula, Mad Steez, Mr.Gauky, Nathan Frizzell, Nathan Ota, Plastic God, Romanowski, Scott Belcastro, Scott Campbell, Scott Radke, Scott Scheildy, Tanner Goldbeck, Tessar Lo, Tiffany Liu, Timothy Hon Hung Lee, Tina Imel, Victor Castillo, Yoskay Yamamoto.
Ziegler also runs a website about the book with updates on new art finds and curatorial developments at HuntAndGatherArt.com.
About Tina Ziegler
Tina Ziegler is a curator, first time author and addicted art blogger. Born in California in 1985, she was heavily influenced by graffiti and underground art. With a desire to travel she moved to Barcelona, Spain, where she graduated from a private design institute with a degree in Marketing and Communication. Throughout her time spent in the EU she has continued to maintain strong ties to the growing Los Angeles contemporary art culture as well as growing a valuable network throughout Europe.
Currently residing in London, UK, Tina is the manager and curator for London Miles Gallery (http://www.londonmiles.com), the premiere London-based pop surrealist and underground contemporary art gallery. She has become a valuable curator in exhibiting American artists for the first time on foreign land and has made it her mission to help promote and support the art and artist she loves across the globe. She has curated and assisted art exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Barcelona and London. As well as being a full time curator, she is director of Hunt & Gather Art (http://www.huntandgatherart.com), a contemporary art blog with a large global following.
About Mark Batty Publisher
Mark Batty Publisher (http://www.markbattypublisher.com) is an independent publisher dedicated to making distinctive books on the visual art of communicating, showcasing the visual power and innovation of contemporary culture in all of its varied poses. Today, the visual comes at us from more places than ever, and its dissemination is faster and more advanced every year. Books from Mark Batty Publisher capture this acceleration on the pages of every book. Affordable, well designed, thoughtfully created, and produced to last, MBP books are artful products that readers want to hold onto forever.
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Hunt & Gather: Discovering New Art
By Tina Ziegler
Page Count: 148 pages
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Format: Casebound with French-fold dustjacket
Publication Date: January 2010
For a review copy, more information, or to schedule an interview with Tina Ziegler, contact Adri Cowan, +1 347.830.6271, email@example.com.