Nick was awarded the grand prix of the prestigious “Triennial of Self-taught Visionary Art” at Belgrade in February of this year. This book is effectively the first career-spanning retrospective publication many fans of his have been asking for. We believe that Blinko’s art perfectly gels with the Zagava aesthetic and it has been a joy and a privilege to work on this particular publication, we believe that Zagava reader’s who might not be aware of Nick’s sleeve art for his own band Rudimentary Peni or his one-off art for Coil, the Lovecraft volume he has illustrated or the two previous volumes David Tibet has published under his Coptic Cat imprint, will find much to enjoy in this book. Each of Nick’s creations is like a weird novella in itself, you can at least spend as much time exploring the endlessly detailed work as you would spend on reading and decoding an Aickman strange story. We are conceptualising an very limited and outrageous special portfolio edition, details tbc. We are certain you will love this book and Nick’s art.
“To be honest, I have waited years and years for this book to be released. When I first discovered that Jonas at Zagava Books was making a book featuring the art of Nick Blinko, I nearly fell over in my casket. The moment the book arrived, I could not wait to open the packaging to look at the hypnotizing art.
Every page drew me further and further into the dark mind that is Nick Blinko. Each piece is presented beautifully and one can spend hours studying the intricate details Nick places into his art. Nick Blinko is one of the most important Outside artist and his works on paper as well as with Rudimentary Peni are iconic. He puts his own mind at risk to allow the viewer a moment into the madness and genius that lies within.
It is wonderful that the art of Nick Blinko can now be enjoyed by many in this wonderful book. I’m in love, roaming around the universe, enjoying this book in my cosmic hearse…”
Paperback binding, illustrated boards. Fully colour printed.
Size 22 × 28 cm
Pages 164
Weight 500 g