Mail art by IUOMA member Nadia Aroca (Barcelona, Spain)
November 17, 2018 - Nadia Aroca is a wonderful correspondent. She has contributed mail art to Asemic Front. Now I am thrilled to be able to document an artist’s book she sent.
Nadia Aroca’s work tends toward image-text and this work, Porn, can be viewed as visual poetry and has asemic elements. The pages are made with a resilient gold and silver foil, which adds an element of materiality and a pronounced book-as-object aesthetic.
Nadia Aroca’s book plays on the “All that glitters is not gold” maxim, yet Porn – as I hope the photos capture – radiates a genuine beauty that – I believe – is neither tawdry nor tarnished. The imagery is primal (some might say archetypal) and in places there is a correspondence with letters and symbols, but Porn is essentially non-linear, which contributes greatly to its success.
Cover of artist’s book by Nadia Aroca
Porn, an artist’s book by Nadia Aroca
By Nadia Aroca (Barcelona, Spain)
By Nadia Aroca