"ZOO" by Christoph Niemann
Hard cover book, linen, 122 pages, 31 x 24 cm (12.2 x 9.5 inches), 1st Edition 2021.
Each book is signed and comes with a print:
"Uhu", one color letterpress,
signed, 29,6 x 21 cm.
Please note: the letterpress is placed in between the first two pages of the book.
Published by Abstractometer Press. Design by Ariane Spanier.
"In mid December the second lockdown had been going on for more than a month. The weather had been featureless for weeks. The odd drizzle, a brief, misleading ray of sunshine touching the tops of trees. I had walked all the walks originating at our house ad nauseam, when i learned that both Berlin zoos were open to public. [...] When I booked the ticket online I realised what an obvious metaphor this all was: an animal confined in a small space, unable to interact with any of the other creatures behind the fence."
The following weeks during lockdown Christoph spent carving and drawing animals and zoo-/cityscapes in his studio.