Past Exhibition

Art Sonje Web Project #3: Karl Nawrot

July 25, 2016 –

Art Sonje Web Project #3: Karl Nawrot

The Art Sonje Center is pleased to present the French designer Karl Nawrot’s illustration work on the intro page of its website from July 22, 2016, as the third Art Sonje Web Project. Part II / II — Body Double consists of seven different illustrations, with the work presented changing daily over the course of the week. As a counterpart to Part I / II — Natural History, which was produced prior to the Art Sonje Center’s renovations, the illustrations re-investigate the Center’s building through architectural drawings.

Part II / II — Body Double
Karl Nawrot & Walter Warton

“It is astonishing, numbing to find that inside you there is a stranger. One that has your arms, your legs, your eyes. A sleepless, restless stranger who keeps walking, keeps eating, keeps living.”

– The Brave One, Chapter 11, 39:00

About the Artist
Karl Nawrot/Walter Warton, combines drawing, model-making, type design and illustration to explore the potential narratives in between childlike lines and violent shapes, architectural structures and surreally distorted spaces. Nawrot studied illustration at the École Émile Cohl, Lyon, and graphic design at the Werkplaats Typograpfie in Arnhem. He has participated in exhibitions at such institutions as SOMarts, San Francisco; Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz; Culture Station Seoul 284; Museum für Gestaltung Zürich; Pitti Immagine, Florence. His solo exhibitions, Mind Walk (I,II,III), were held at the Eastside Project, Birmingham, in 2013; the Gallery Factory, Seoul, in 2014 and the Bel Ordinaire, Pau, in 2015. He taught drawing at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, and was a guest professor of drawing and typography at the University of Seoul (2012–2015). He won the first price at the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont, in 2015.

Art Sonje Web Project
Art Sonje Web Project uses the intro page of the Art Sonje Center website to introduce web-based works. This project was curated along with the website renewal in November 2014 and was initiated with designer Na Kim’s presentation of a new Art Sonje Center identity. Based on the structure of ASJC logotype, Na Kim had presented an introductory page that divides the screen in basic RGB colors. From August 2015, new projects will be periodically presented on the intro page to hopefully foster a more free artistic communication, one that has broken free of the physical boundaries of exhibition space.

July 25, 2016 -
Karl Nawrot
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Art Sonje Center