New Hyperrealistic Topographic Landscapes Carved into Old Books by Guy Laramee

Guy Laramee Creates Hyperrealistic Topographic Landscapes Carved into Old Books - Arts de la Chine

We of course are all familiar with the absolutely stunning book sculptures that Guy Laramee has so meticulously carved in the past, here and here. These hyperrealistic, three dimensional landscapes are carved into disused knowledge, recycling discarded books and obsolete encyclopedias that are literally just waiting to be transformed into something wonderful. Laramee is able to do just that with his keen ability to refine each book, or layers of books, and capture the finer details of the valleys, towering mountains, and widespread deserts. His use of inks and pigments subtly amplifies those details, bringing each of these topographic landscapes to life.

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He states, “My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. Contemporary art seems to have forgotten that there is an exterior to the intellect. I want to examine thinking, not only “what” we think, but “that” we think.”

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“After 30 years of practice, the only thing I still wish my art to do is this: to project us into this thick “cloud of unknowing.”” – Guy Laramee

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all images © Guy Laramee, 2016 and courtesy JHB Gallery, New York

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