Anne Rook

email: annerook27@yahoo.co.uk

website: www.annerook.net

Born 1945, Paris, France

Studies: BA Hons. History of Art, University of London; Fine Art Degree, Byam Shaw School of Art, London; MA, Art Theory, Chelsea College, London.
Recent exhibitions include ‘Spontaneous Cities’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield [solo]; ‘From Book to Book’, Leeds Art Gallery; ‘Another Forest’, Artislong Gallery, Kyoto, Japan; International Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana. Winner of Bank Street Art Jury Book prize Sheffield in 2009.
Books are in the collection of the V & A, Tate Gallery, Yale Centre for British Art and the Poetry Library, London.

My books have evolved alongside a varied multimedia practice. Ideas derived from books have led to multimedia works or the other way around. Fruit labels, as markers of global agriculture and economics, feature in many of the books. Others books explore the way we live while some suggest states of mind. I write short poetical prose. Sometimes the writing comes first, at other times the drawings or images suggest the text. Some books are exclusively images based. I am involved in all stages of the making of the books. They are digitally printed and hand bound.

Virtual Orchard  2009, concertina book with cloth covered hard covers, Archival Inkjet Print on fine art inkjet paper, edition of 10, 29.5 x 11.8 cm folded, 29.5 x 136 cm unfolded, £110, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery; CATEGORY, limited edition, £50-£150

 

a book of sixteen pears  2013, double concertina book with cloth covered hard covers, Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle fine art paper, edition of 20, 16 x 16 cm folded, 16 x 128 cm unfolded, £65, £5 UK/ £8 overseas p&p via special delivery; CATEGORY, limited edition, £50-£150 

 

Penelope’s Weaves  2011, sewn and glued binding, printed cloth hard covers, Inkjet prints on drawing paper, 22 pages, edition of 10, 19.7 x 18.4 cm, £75, £5 UK/ £8 overseas p&p via special delivery; CATEGORY, limited edition, £50-£150

 

Twelve Journeys 2012, concertina book, 300gr watercolour end covers, Archival Inkjet prints on heavy weight drawing paper, edition of 20, 13 x 29 cm folded, 13 x 115 cm unfolded, £25, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery. Category, limited edition, £ 2.50 to £ 50

 

Apple Labels 1999-2010, A Repertory 2010, hand bound book with soft covers, Inkjet prints on fine art drawing paper, 12 pages, edition of 30, 21 x 14.8 cm, £25, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery. Category, limited edition, £ 2.50 to £ 50

 

 

lines, wear and tear, lignes d’usure 2013, concertina book with watercolour paper soft cover, Archival Inkjet prints on fine art drawing paper, edition of 15, 14 x 14,5 cm folded, 14.5 x 224.5 cm unfolded, £25, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery. Category, limited edition, £ 2.50 to £ 50.

 

Patching Up and Making Do 2007
concertina book, Archival Inkjet Print on fine art inkjet paper, hard end covers, edition of 20, 14.4 x 127 cm unfolded;, £ 30, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery.
A cityscape of huts: a display of shanti architecture

Her Most Intimate Thoughts  2008
Inkjet prints on watercolour paper, sewn and glued binding, soft covers, edition of 30, 18 pages, 18 x 21 cm, £ 35, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery.
“She decided to write her most intimate thoughts. But she did not want anyone to read them. Least of all herself. She began writing, replacing each letter by a single stroke. After only a page she could  still guess what the first line had been but she had not idea what she had written after that. Comforted and content she went on writing every day of her life.” Text and drawings.

Herbarium   2008
Inkjet prints on fine art drawing paper, 12 loose double pages in folded soft cover, edition of 30, 14.5 x 17 cm, £40, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery.
Illustrations of plants used in the making of alcoholic beverages with lists of their brands names. A short text imagine the origin of some of the strange and exotic brand names

Papiers Peints  2010
Archival inkjet prints on fine art drawing paper, printed cloth hard covers, sewn and glued binding, 23 pages with tracing paper inter-pages, edition of 5, 21 x  29 cm, £140, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery.
The book is designed to resemble a wallpaper sample book, each wallpaper has been invaded by contemporary food culture logo or label.

Spontaneous Cities: Cholera bacterium 2010
Archival Inkjet print on Fine art paper, concertina book, hard cover, edition of 10, 23 x 77cm unfolded,  £50, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery.
Line drawing of a shanti townscape invaded by cholera bacterium.

 

Habitats Shanti  2012
Archival inkjet print on fine art paper, concertina book, hard end covers, edition of 5, 15.5 x 41 cm folded, 41 x 61 cm unfolded, £120, £5 UK/£8 overseas p&p via special delivery.
A Shanti cityscape derived from the animation Spontaneous Cities

http://www.annerook.net/animations/cities/

http://vimeo.com/37049959