The recipient of the second LVMH Métiers d’Art residency program, Amandine Guruceaga worked at the Riba-Guixa tannery in Spain. Collaborating on site with artisans from the tannery, she produced about twenty leather-based works.
Colour Sparks stems from this residency. The book offers a glimpse into the artist’s creative process, documenting the display of the works inside their exhibition space, as well as the six-hour painting performance that took place on the floor of the tannery, punctuating the book as a series of living pictures.
The artist created a special leather motif from which each back cover was cut out, making a single original out of each copy.
RVB BOOKS is an independent Parisian company that publishes books according to an original modus operandi, born thanks to the possibilities offered by Internet, and yet close to the Pre-Gutenbergian era of publishing. Matthieu and Rémi work on the assumption that each and every book, and in some cases, every model (Skin Memories by Thomas Mailender*) of every author should have its own form and format. Not a collection, but a living spirit which is not frozen into rigid forms.
Mathieu Charon and Rémi Faucheux both followed singular paths in the publishing industry before uniting their ideas and their know-how to create RVB BOOKS in 2011. Matthieu was at the origin of the collection Janvier Léo Scheer: monographs devoted to artistic photography, while Rémi directed the publishing project “Clinic” with Useful Photography.