Roman Signer (Contemporary Artists)
Gerhard Mack, Paula van den Bosch, Jeremy MillarISBN: 0714844454; 978-0-7148-4445-9;
First Monograph on the Explosive and Prolific Swiss Artist Though Roman Signer (b. 1938) identifies himself as a sculptor, his work is without boundaries and doesn't fit into an artistic mold. He is interested in fire, water, wind and time, inspiring unique and witty artistic expressions that cross and include many different artistic mediums. ROMAN SIGNER, by Gerhard Mack, Paula van den Bosch and Jeremy Millar, the only monograph to cover the scope of this, literally, explosive artist. The Swiss artist is best known for creating events in which simple materials (rockets, balloons, rushing water) react with natural forces to create surprising lyrical results. Part mad scientist, part sorcerer's apprentice, part Buster Keaton, Signer often appears in these actions, sometimes at considerable risk to himself. Since the mid 1970s, Signer has examined the forces of elements - air, fire, earth and water - in a combination of performance (documented by ...