Kerri Pullo in Living Color (Vispo Birthday Part II)

Asemics by Kerri Pullo (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

 

This second installment of the Asemic Front Kerri Pullo birthday celebration focuses on the colorful pieces that were included in the recent package.

 

 

Signature on the reverse side:

 

 

Detail study:

 

 

Asemics by Kerri Pullo (Arizona, USA) (2017)

 

 

And the packaging:

 

 

Classic Kerri Pullo stamps:

 

 

 

Collabs by Sa Mue (Bremen, Germany) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

Collab by Sa Mue (Bremen, Germany) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

 

Reverse:

 

 

 

Collab by Sa Mue (Bremen, Germany) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

 

 

 

Starters by DVS:

 

 

 

A Vispo Birthday: New Asemic Writing by Kerri Pullo (Part I)

Asemic writing by Kerri Pullo (Arizona, USA)

 

Kerri Pullo recently celebrated a birthday. Asemic Front is thrilled to share some of her work with the visual poetry community to honor the occasion. Kerri Pullo has the distinction of being an artist-writer who has had a huge impact on the evolving field of asemic writing. She has only been involved with asemics for a relatively short time. From the perspective of Asemic Front, she has become widely recognized and influential.

 

 

This Part I presents more minimal work by Kerri Pullo. (These (relatively) minimal works were explored in an earlier AF blog.) While this is a celebration of Kerri’s birthday, she – alas – generously provided the gift. She sent me via snail mail a package with work that appeared in the previous blog as well as these newer pieces. Asemic Front is already building an impressive Kerri Pullo collection. Deepest thanks! Here is a beautiful (and more complex) piece:

 

Asemics by Kerri Pullo

 

A detail study:

 

These are hard copies of pieces that appeared previously on Asemic Front that were based on digital versions. Wonderful to have the originals!

 

 

 

 

 

Asemic Writing & Visual Poetry by Brent Nathan Bechtel (South Carolina, USA)

“A foreboding sort of scribble” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2014)

 

Brent Nathan Bechtel is a gifted and prolific visual poet and artist whose range extends to asemic writing. I would guess many Asemic Front visitors are familiar with his work already, although I am thrilled if you are discovering him for the first time here. He was featured at MinXus-Lynxus and Brent Nathan Bechtel’s compositions are – perhaps – even more relevant to the Asemic Front project.

Brent kindly granted permission for me to sift through his photo folders to compile this selection of his work. I had intended to spotlight recent work but found pieces from 2014 that are so significant to Asemic Front that I have included a sampling.

The range of Brent Nathan Bechtel’s work is astonishing and could easily fill at least one hefty volume (books that is). He uses many approaches to visual-textual composition with alacrity. To focus, I have selected pieces that have elements of asemic calligraphy and that are – for the most part – recent. Other avenues of his work should be explored, so I hope Brent Nathan Bechtel will be a consistent contributor to the Asemic Front project.

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“Asemic piece” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2014)

 

“Trade-off Manifesto” (2014)

How can I omit a piece with a Trahpo vibe and a Diane Keys aesthetic?

 

“And I waited forever” (2017)

 

“Text chop burlesque” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)

 

“Untitled” (2017)

 

“Unbranded Consumable Item” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)

 

“Drawn under my eyes” (2017)

 

“Stairway” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)

 

 

New Asemic Collab by Nancy Bell Scott & De Villo Sloan

Asemic collab by Nancy Bell Scott (Maine, USA) & De Villo Sloan (NY, USA)

 

A great honor to have worked with Nancy Bell Scott on this piece for Asemic Front. Here are some detail studies:

By Nancy Bell Scott & De Villo Sloan (2017)

Stephen Perkins: Selections from “The Prague Series”

“I am an immigrant and I am not going back” by Stephen Perkins (2017)

 

Stephen Perkins has made significant contributions to the cultural landscape in general and the post-avant and alternative culture in particular. He is widely known for his association with the Janet Janet identity, Box of Water and Schism classic zines as well as the Festival of Plagiarism, Artstrike and many other historic events and projects. He was a longtime residence of San Francisco and now lives in Madison, Wisconsin (USA). See Ruud Janssen’s interview with Stephen Perkins for more information:

http://www.iuoma.org/perkins.html

On a recent visit to Prague, Perkins took a remarkable series of photos. I am very pleased he granted permission to share some with Asemic Front. These are textually oriented street shots from Prague. With a brilliant eye, Perkins has identified asemics and visual poems of extraordinary power in the everyday. His titles give the series added cohesion and prove – again – that visual poetry can function effectively as political poetry.

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“Stop the Trump fake news machine with bullets of truth”

“Something is so so wrong that Trump could say what he did about women and still get elected”

“I guess I am still shocked that we have this total nut job at the helm” by Stephen Perkins (2017)

“You can hardly even make this shit up”

“Stop Trump by any means necessary”

Perkins Sad to be leaving this beautiful city of Prague, and yes Fuck You Donald Trump

“Sad to be leaving this beautiful city of Prague and yes ‘Fuck you Donald Trump'” by Stephen Perkins (2017)