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Alexander Korzer-Robinson and the notion of inner landscape

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Dorothy L. Sayers once said:

Books…are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.

What Gods May Come and The Frogs Of Our Labour - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

What Gods May Come and The Frogs Of Our Labour - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s art is sort of an extension to what appears to be a lobster shell to Dorothy L. Sayers. His work giving life to something that is usually left to rot.

Originally from Berlin now living in Bristol (UK), Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s art focuses on the notion of the “inner landscape”. Creating engaging and inviting fine art pieces from generally discarded antique books, his work provides insight into an unknown dimension within books.

As we remember the books from our own past, certain fragments remain with us while others fade away over time – phrases and passages, mental images we created, the way the stories made us feel and the thoughts they inspired. In our memory we create a new narrative out of those fragments, sometimes moving far away from the original content. This is, in fact, the same way we remember our life – an ever changing narrative formed out of fragments. This mostly subconscious process of value judgements and coincidence is what interests me as an artist and as a psychologist.

Meyers - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Meyers - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

How the books are converted into art pieces?

The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book. As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened.

Beastiary - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Beastiary - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Brockhaus 3 and Brockhaus 2 - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Brockhaus 3 and Brockhaus 2 - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Pleasant Peasants - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Pleasant Peasants - Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Alexander Korzer-Robinson

8 thoughts to “Alexander Korzer-Robinson and the notion of inner landscape”

  1. Jae Xavier

    April 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Truly unique and first for me. Frame and mount them in an art gallery!

  2. Dave Aldrich

    April 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Beautiful artwork, truly unique for sure. Makes me want to grab some of my old books and… no, I couldn’t get myself to cut them up!

  3. BebopDesigner

    April 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Absolutely brilliant! Truly unique. What I find most impressive is the fact that those illustrations are really part of the original book… they’re not just random paper cuttings inserted and frame in a random hard cover.

    I’m really blown away by just the thought of the insane amount of meticulous work involved. Cheers!

  4. Yanka Erimtan

    December 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    They are fantastic “visual poems”!

  5. Maha

    April 16, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    This is amazing , I keep coming back to this page over and over.

  6. Jean Travis

    August 30, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I have to tell you that I am so impressed by your eye for the finished work. I can’t imagine how you managed to save the perfect image to create such wonderful finished work. The patients it must take too. I am sure you know but I wanted to add my bravo on such impressive art you have accomplished! Thank you for sharing with us all. Jean

  7. Jennifer Garcia

    October 13, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Absolutely the most stunning art I have seen. The intricate amount of work just floors me and I too continue to come back to this page. I would love to see the illustration of Old Mother Hubbard done like this.

  8. Margaret Landon

    December 21, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Absolutely amazing

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