Richard Bolai Artbooks

ArtistsBook at King St. Stephen Museum

Posted in 2006, Artist Book Exhibitions by richardbolai on December 9, 2008


The book and slip case for the Forth International ArtistsBook Exhibition at King St. Stephen Museum in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 2006

Tactile in nature, the beauty of this handmade book is its red acetate. 305mm x 220mm, fourteen folds including the cover and slip case. The mylar is sewn together in the traditional methods of Japanese binding. Each leaf has an insert of resin paper, tissue paper and a washi thread inlay.


The Artbook Red and the Caribbean sky

The King St. Stephen Museum in Székesfehérvár, Hungary has a rich collection of Artist’ Bookworks. Since 1987, the first International Artists’Book Exhibition” presented 300 works and established the first and only artists’ book collection in Hungary owned by a Museum. In 2006, the Museum from the city of Székesfehérvár has organized the Forth International Artist’ Books Exhibition which this book was submitted.

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Book with slipcase


Oil journals

Posted in 2006, Journals by richardbolai on December 9, 2008


Since 2000, the Bookman has approached the art of painting though his craft of book binding. The work here is an example of what he is capable of doing. These oil journals are from a series which in 2006 where produced by the influences taken from a painting by Peter Doig called, the music of the future.