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The Studio Practice of
Michael Cina

Cina Associates




Books

FOG: Made in Cina

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Biz/Full Moon
Earthquake
Extra LG 
OR DIE
Portraits

Projects

Galcher Lustwerk - 100% Galcher
Thousands of Eyes in Dark - VA


Dabrye - 3/3
Matthew Dear - Bunny
Matthew Dear - Preacher’s Sigh
Other Art + Objects

Greta Series





FOG: 
Made in Cina
2010-2022


Life of the Book
SMC: 2010

Dimension
9.5” x 13.25”

Pages
152

Readymade Hardcover

2012-2022



Front Cover: 
Film from screenprint pasted on cover.



Back Cover: 
Made in Cina


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PREFACE “I don’t like books about my work. Books about  █████ tend to be about the final product, and even when they try and focus on process...
I tried my best to stay out of it. As always, I find myself more interested in the work itself, so I’ve already moved on.” 
“Primal law feeding growth”
  

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“As redo”
Painting pasted on right.

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Many ways to approach/redo the format.

Order to chaos. Chaos to order.

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Portraits.

Not render the visible, but renders visible.

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Used as cover for Herb 45 “Parris” 

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Two portraits as one
When I first approached the concept of redoing a book, in 1998, I was using existing publications (often design books or catalogs) as a vessel to collect other material. Eventually I started to create new layouts. This process revealed that there was more that could be accomplished by reinterpretation. A new life could be given.  A new narritive could emerge.

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Cina and Klee 

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I saw a glowing neon green pond on my walk today. 

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Bethel exhibit flier on bottom left. 
Creating in book format automatically limit’s it purpose, outcome and ultimately it’s reach. 

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Exploration for Galcher Lustwork “100%” lp design. Illustration by XXXXXX

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The main thing now is not to paint precociously but to be, or at least become, an individual. The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

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Image on right to be viewed 90 degrees. 

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Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth, things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities. Things appear to assume a broader and more diversified meaning, often seemingly contradicting the rational experience of yesterday. There is a striving to emphasize the essential character of the accidental.

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Left: Fold out  from back inside. 
Right: Weights used during scanning. 

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