With decades of international recognition as one half of Dinosaur Designs, Australian artist andåÊdesigner Stephen Ormandy has spent the last 15 years expanding on his personal artistic practiceåÊto further acclaim.
Only Dancing is the first publication dedicated to surveying Ormandy's vibrant,åÊlarge-scale oil painting and the playfulness he brings to everything he does.
Excerpt from essay by New York-based curator and critic Lilly Wei:
"Ormandy‰۪s signature works are based on sophisticated, audacious colour juxtapositions andåÊorganic forms, inspired by art but also by the seductive curves of the human body and nature. He isåÊparticularly fascinated by the uncanny shapes found in Australia‰۪s native flora and fauna, and in itsåÊunique natural topographies such as those found in the Great Barrier Reef and the outback."
This latest Formist Edition is produced with a screenprinted PVC dust jacket, metallicåÊreproductions, and debuts an original typeface, Formist Physical, based on the hallmarkåÊintersections and modularity in Ormandy's work. Only Dancing is a tactile, elegant, and slightlyåÊmischievous take on the traditional monograph ‰ÛÓ an object that catches the eye and keeps itåÊmoving, much like Ormandy's seductive paintings.