“Untitled” is the first author book by the artist Luis Dourado. A limited edition of two hundred and fifty pieces, offset printed and then hand drawn, book by book, page by page. The release invites you to a private journey, a supposition, a wonder through memories, a speculative archive about bounds and history.
Between the years of 2010 and 2013, the author collected all his family Photography, scanned, archived and studied it. Motivated by the thought of creating a book that would compile his “blood legacy” into one tribute-book-object, the project led him to focus curiosity in between the period of 1978 and 1984, intrigued by the years that his mother, father and sister spent together before he was born. “Untitled” materializes a thought about randomness and chance, an emotional game on which the artist wonders about what his family would now be like if he was never actually born. For each photo the Luis Dourado created an intervention, an art-worked-presence that he repeated over the whole edition.
Luis Dourado surrenders to the process and embraces devotion on an intimate release that looks beyond the book itself. “Untitled” represents a commitment between method and motivation, merging the author and his creation, turning dedication itself into a private manifest.
A BOOK BY LUIS DOURADO
15 CM X 21 CM / ONE COLOR OFFSET PRINTING ON MUNKEN 230, 120G
62 HAND DRAWN PAGES WITH GOLDEN PERMANENT INK
PRINTED IN PORTUGAL / PUBLISHED BY SAUNA
PORTO, BERLIN, BARCELONA 2010 – 2013
NUMBERED SERIES OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES
PRICE: 25€ EUROPE / 30€ WORlD
“UNTITLED” ART EDITION
BOOK + 30CM X 40CM POSTER
LIMITED SERIES OF FIFTY FIVE NUMBERED COPIES
GOLD INK PRINTING ON OFFSET PROOF PRINTS, MUNKEN 120G
ART DIRECTION BY INÊS NEPOMUCENO
PRICE: EUROPE 35.00€ / WORLD 40.00€