CRAS: Powerfully Symbolic Work By Stephan Doitschinoff

Posted by Suzie Wong | September 26th, 2012 Share

Cras Stephan Doitschinoff

Shown in museums and galleries worldwide, Doitschinoff’s art is based on a deeply symbolic code language and iconoclastic religious and folkloric elements. CRAS (Gestalten, ISBN 978-3-89955-454-0, $68) is a collection of recent paintings, sculptures, installations, and public performances by the Brazilian artist.

The artist is widely considered to be one of the leading talents on the Brazilian art scene and his work is shown in museums and galleries worldwide. As you can see in his latest sculpture Clarity, Doitschinoff’s art is based on a deeply symbolic code language and iconoclastic religious and folkloric elements. He offers acid critiques of our modern society that provide glimpses into another political and philosophical dimension. His paintings and other work go beyond superficial religious references to illustrate narratives of denunciation, renunciation, and affirmation.

The book showcases paintings, sculptures, installations, and public performances that Stephan Doitschinoff created over the last four years. It includes impressive close-ups that capture the detail and complexity of his work. CRAS is designed by Pedro Inoue, who was also responsible for the look of Doitschinoff’s first monograph, Calma. Together, Inoue and Doitschinoff developed a series of illuminated texts specifically for this publication that illustrate the artist’s philosophy and symbology. ❚

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