Saturday, July 22, 2017

Translating Paint by Anneke Baeten (with an introduction by Tim Gaze) is Available Now from Amazon!

Page one from Translating Paint

“Attempting a Code for Interpretation”. This is how Translating Paint starts!
 In the beginning there are 24 brush strokes. They are possibly a clue to the process of asemic translation for the work that follows this one mysterious page.  Translating Paint is an ongoing series of asemic work that represents language, conversations, decoding, dialogues, and sometimes a process of finishing sentences with paint. This series shows the potential of discourse with paint, with its strokes, scrapings and its endless forms. This work meanders through a series of creative processes -   from drawing the paint strokes, to creating the writing around and in the shapes, assigning a title to the work and finally photographing the work from the best possible angle to provide the viewer a possible close-up perspective on the nature of the dialogue. 

As the author regularly continues work on this series, the product so far is this collection over 200 pages. Leafing through this universe, the viewer is invited to create their own decoding of the pieces or to simply enjoy the aesthetics. It will be easy to get lost in the black bleed pages where the white asemic work appears as if it emerges from a quiet and dark universe that has no context or meaning. Finally, there is the final stage in the process – the viewer’s interpretation.

Translating Paint is available through these links:

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

Amazon France

Amazon Germany (Deutschland)

Amazon Spain (España)

Amazon Italy (Italia)

Amazon Japan

Amazon Brazil (Brasil)

Amazon India

Amazon Mexico

Amazon Australia

Here is Anneke's website:

Here is Anneke's Bio:

Anneke Baeten


  1. I don't like to shop Amazon, but I really love the look of your book and I want to feel it in my hands, Anneke.

  2. Hi Mary, thanks so much! At the moment there isn't a very practical alternative for small publisher solutions, so we will have to make do with CreateSpace and Amazon.
    If you follow the createSpace link on my or Michael's pages, that's the best outcome for us (rather than amazon). Love to hear your thoughts on the book! Thanks so much for your support! X anneke

  3. Thanks Anneke. I looked at your website and didn't find a way to order. I will go to createspace and order. I sure don't see the ferrets in your head. I read a meditative quiet in your work. It is an experience like a softening, each repetition a beginning again. Best, Mary

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