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In his artist book COSMOS, Gabor Palotai displays a distinct graphic vision of outer space. He turns planets, galaxies, moons, and stars into an abstract art. The book illustrations consist of circles with intense patterns in white, black and orange. The circles are differently sized and have their own pattern that shapes the edges of their circle. The effect is striking: each circle has its own identity from within and yet relates to one another. This is also highlighted on the book cover, where the lenticular shows two images in one. The 72 illustrations put forward that each individual represents its own cosmos. The patterns in contrasting colors create a graphic rhythm that seem to make the circles swell, shrink and spin. The optical illusions open up for imagination: You are your own cosmos. The intricate graphic patterns invite to contemplation and extend outer space into your inner life.
COSMOS is the second book in a triology by Gabor Palotai. The first book ZOO was published in 2017.