Title: Symbols Artist: Izaac Enciso Designer: DDMMYY Editor: Kelvin Soh Imprint: Le Roy Publishing Printer: Magnum, Hong Kong Publication date and place: Feb 2016, New Zealand Edition: 500 Format, binding: Flexi bound Size: 210 x150 mm Number of pages and images: 112 pages / 87 images Type of printing and paper: Full colour offset Retail price: $38 USD
Book Description: Izaac Enciso’s series ‘Symbols’ recounts the Mexican born, L.A. based artist’s meandering walks through the sun-blanched urban environments of California and Mexico. Engaging with the incidental language of contemporary street photography, his photographs balance documentary, found sculpture and the impulse of the Situationist Dérive. Although momentary at first glance, his images oscillate between the experiences of the passerby and the active participant, hinting at interventions from the artist or the presence of unknown actors that have graced these stages. Naughts and crosses played on a dusty car, a Mickey mouse shaped cactus, household and astronomic items caught in suspension – ‘Symbols’ is a conversation in the fluid language of things and cities.