KITCHEN by Ingo Giezendanner
90 × 132 mm, 104 pages, Colour printed, Perfect bound, Softcover, Ed. of 500, 2021
"In Zürich there is a calm kitchen, in which all food containers are stripped of their labels, and in the kitchen there is a table with two wooden chairs. At one of these chairs sits artist Ingo Giezendanner (pen-and-ink name GRRRR) with his treasure tin of colored pencils within reach—every tip sharp. Natural light slants over his shoulder onto the table’s checkerboard pattern. At this table, throughout the boxed-in years of 2020 and 2021, Ingo established a ritual of drawing the objects in front of him at a given moment.
The result is “Kitchen,” a pocket-sized artist’s book comprised of 49 colored-pencil drawings. These tabletop tableaux document a nutritious and delicious spread of fruits, spices, herbs, and bottled vitamins; a ring of latent power and a rainbow bead bracelet; and impromptu vanitas in the form of a coffee-filter-holder doing double duty as a compost bin, a candle approaching guttering, and ever so many pencil shavings.
“Kitchen” includes a painting by Maria Pomiansky of the slippered, tousled artist at work drawing a red cabbage; and a poem by Stefan Lorenzutti about his fateful decision to open a bottle of wine with a woodworking tool."