Index-A 15th Anniversary Box Set
This Limited Edition Box Set celebrates the 15th anniversary of my influential monograph Index-A published in 2003 by Gestalten. Each set contain a vintage signed copy of Index-A, two new monographs featuring recent collage and photographic works, a commemorative poster and box. Introductions by Matt Owens, Warren Corbitt and Fred Free. Forwards by Joshua Berger and Charles Wilkin. EDITION OF 15 SETS.
“These pages really do feel like places. And oh the places we go. Places within a larger place that Charles has created and populated with some of the most magical people we’ll ever meet inhabiting a world like no other. Monuments and Dust is like his guidebook to that world and from the very first image that greets us, we get a glimpse of things to come.”
- Fred Free
"Charles Wilkin is one of the few artists that has shaped contemporary collage as we know it. Index-A is one of the milestones that 15 years ago showed the possibilities the media had to an insane amount of people worldwide, instantly converting them into collage makers. But he hasn’t stopped there.Since then his work as continued evolving, developing a unique style full of rhythm, beauty and challenging ideas.”
-Max Tuja, Co-Founder The International Weird Collage Show
Released in 2003 Index-A is a 160 page sketchbook like monograph that includes many of my early collages, Polaroids and typographic work.
Monuments and Dust
This all new 164 page monograph features a selection of my collage and assemblage work from 2010-2018
Meat on the Overhead
This 42 page photo zine includes a selection of my film images taken between 2003-2018.
The double sided commemorative poster, front and back shown.
Monuments and Dust
Monuments and Dust presents an in-depth survey of my collage work from 2010-2018. The tile references society’s endless need to build cultural monuments, only to be broken down and reconstructed into something new. This metaphor parallels my own restless exploration of the collage as a means to challenge accepted perceptions and create new realities. Throughout my work I've consistently cultivated a surreal, unexpected and often irreverent reflections of media overload and the frenetic pace of modern living.
Hailed as a collection of images, thoughts and intuition, Index-A has become highly collectable for its sketchbook-like feel and diverse exploration of my collages, drawings, Polaroids and experimental typography. The raw and energetic quality of my early work is in retrospect the foundation for my recent work. Together these three books create a loose timeline of my creative process spanning over 20 years.