No Through Road - Recenze, rozhovory
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„Yesterday you cried in your sleep. But I was too scared to wake you.“
The primary focus of Art Bureau is to give a home to artists looking to display and sell their work. When you visit their site you will find prints, originals, toys, screen-prints, stickers, and more from many quality young artists. So, how does the first English chapbook from Czech Republic poet Martin Reiner fit into the Art Bureau catalog? Well, if you take a look at the original limited edition screen prints the Bureau is producing it may give you an idea of where this chap is coming from production wise. It is printed beautifully, with rounded corners, collages by Ivan Wernisch, perfect font and coloring, it is truly and artistic chap in every sense of the word.
The work of Martin Reiner (as translated by Andrew Oakland) is compact and powerful touching on nature, man, and machine. „Es wird mehr Maschinen gerbraucht!“ He makes micro commentaries on life through his perceived reality in the Czech Republic. Reading through this collection you begin realize that life, no matter the physical location, is a universal phenomenon.
„absorbing the world like a wave“
No Through Road was printed in a limited first run of 500. It comes in a Gocco printed envelope signed by the poet. You can purchase it, and other incredible Art Bureau products, at their Etsy Shop. $10 for the signed chapbook.