Iñaki Bonillas, Hielos- Picos (AL Series n.0)
Barcelona: ArtsLibris, 2015
500 copies, of which 400 numbered
50 numbered and signed
50 numbered H.C.
28,1 x 21,7 cm
Offset printing, paperback
Illustrations in b/w
Distribution: Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
Availability: In stock
The book Hielos-Picos (Ices-Peaks) has a circular structure and two covers, that is to say it can be read by turning the pages from left to right or vice versa. One half of the book presents images of La idea del norte: picos (The idea of the north: peaks), a piece by Bonillas inspired in the proposal that Carl Andre sent to Seth Siegelaub for the famous Xerox Book (1968). Like the other artists invited by Siegelaub to participate by sending their ideas for the book, Carl Andre has 25 pages of the publication, which in his case were filled progressively with boxes that seemed to float on the surface of the paper. In half of the pages of Hielos-Picos Iñaki Bonillas has arranged the boxes in the same positions as Andre throughout the pages, but has filled them with black and white photographs of the world’s highest mountain peaks.
The other half of Hielos-Picos shows images of the work Hielos: trozos rotos de porcelana blanca reproducidos mediante una fotocopiadora (Ices: broken pieces of white porcelain reproduced by a photocopier), in a way that evokes pieces of ice that are breaking away and separating from each other.