This 44 page hard-cover full-color book features the catalogue of Baseman's new work from his most recent exhibition at Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona, entitled Knowledge Comes From Gas Release. In this exhibition, Baseman challenged himself to understand the aesthetic nature of his subject matter, dealing with a sense of abstraction. He maintains the iconic nature of his work, removing the environment, the background, and the narrative while concentrating on the portraiture. The icons interact then with the abstract elements of this 'manifestations of desire' within the painting. The M.O.D. bubbles become part of the figures themselves - becoming the hair, a hat, flowers - and Baseman lets the viewer interpret it all.
Hardcover: 44 pages
Publisher: Iguapop Gallery S.L., 2008
Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 10.8 x 0.5 inches