About Anatol Knotek

anatol knotek
anatol knotek (born 1977 in vienna) is an austrian artist.
visual and concrete poetry, installation and conceptual art are in the center of his artistic work, which has been exhibited internationally. his concrete and visual poems have been published in journals, chapbooks, schoolbooks and anthologies.
he is a member of the »austrian art association«.

publications in books and journals (print):

  • »falling alphabet«, austria, march 2014, limited edition (more information)
  • »wachsein«, austria, january 2014, limited edition (more information)
  • »enemies: selected collaborations of sj fowler«, penned in the margins, uk, 2013, isbn 9781908058133 (more information)
  • »reykjavik boulevard – creative guide for curious people« magazine, italy, 2013 (more information)
  • »anachronism«, austria, 2013 (more information)
  • »BODY«, lifestyle magazine, taiwan, 2013
  • »2 4get her«, austria, 2013 (more information)
  • »great idea petite typeface«, designer books, beijing, 2013 (more information)
  • »the dark would« (language art anthology), uk, april 2013
  • »art and literature« magazine, belarus, april 2013
  • »the last vispo anthology«, fantagraphics books, usa, 2012, isbn 13 978-1-60699-626-3 (more information)
  • »ripley's believe it or not, special edition 2013«, ripley publishing, uk, 2012 (more information)
  • »a global visuage«, edition ch, austria, 2012, isbn 978-3-901015-54-0 (more information)
  • »kunstwelten«, boesner, germany, 2012 (more information)
  • »art moves 2012 catalogue«, poland, 2012 (homepage)
  • »die streichelwurst - das magazin #6«, germany, 2012 (more information)
  • »halfcircle 4«, halfcircle journal, oxford, 2012
  • »a writing guide for learners of german«, yale university press, usa, 2011, isbn 978-0300166033
  • »department #5«, department poetry magazine, gb, 2011
  • »anything anymore anywhere« magazine, edinburgh, 2011
  • »einblick«, editions hatier, paris, 2011, isbn 978-2218946769
  • »falling R«, no press (derek beaulieu), canada, 2011, limited edition
  • »twirled alphabet«, no press, canada, 2011, limited edition
  • »heute« newspaper, vienna, 2011 (read the article online)
  • »this is visual poetry by anatol knotek«, usa, 2010 (more information)
  • »A« chapbook von anatol knotek, austria, 2010, limited edition (more information)
  • »rotated alphabet by anatol knotek«, no press, canada, 2010, limited edition (more information)
    (pdf is downloadable on ubuweb for free)
  • »ein alphabet der visuellen poesie«, edition ch, austria, 2010, isbn 978-3-901015-46-5 (more information)
  • »the hly bbl«, austria, 2010, limited edition
  • »klartext 2«, germany, 2010, bildungshaus schoolbook, isbn 978-3-14-124186-0
  • »international directory of arts«, saur verlag: munich, 2009, isbn 978-3-598-23120-9
  • »klartext 6«, westermann-verlag, germany, 2009, isbn 978-3-14-290176-3
  • »kürschners handbuch der bildenden künstler«, saur verlag: munich, 2007, isbn 3-598-24737-0
  • »papiertiger sprachlesebuch 4«, germany, 2007, isbn 978-3-425-12400-1
  • »navi deutsch 4«, germany, 2007, isbn 978-3-427-65004-1
  • »comma magazin - zeitschrift für literatur - kunst - philosophie«, germany, edition sept. 2005
  • »vernissage - das magazin für aktuelles ausstellungsgeschehen«, austria, edition april 2003

what they say about anatol (excerpt):

»we’ve seen plenty of work in typeface, but none so clever as anatol knotek’s.«
-- joonbug --
»i'm a sucker for these simple but clever wall installations. they always manage to make me crack a smile.«
-- my modern met --
»(…) it is clear when poets as young as knotek produce work of this superlative quality the medium is not lacking, it is in resurgence and rather some of the very best poetry in europe is part of this tradition.
at it’s forefront sits knotek and we are pleased to present a poetic artist whose work will no doubt become a focal part of the european poetic landscape for years to come.«

-- 3am magazine --
»seine mission ist die verbindung von wort und bild, von poesie und bildender kunst.»
-- kultur heute --
»anatol knotek bringt das alphabet in rotation und erzeugt dadurch galaktische buchstabenräume.«
-- edition ch --
»literatur, zumindest ihr maßgebliches agens, das wort, trifft auf und schmiegt sich an und in bildende kunst.«
-- ludwig hanssen, autor --
»the overwrought cliche "a picture is worth a thousand words" can be applied literally to artist anatol knotek.«
-- the huffington post --
»t.s. eliot once said, »genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood« and anatol knotek’s work does just that. one glance at his images makes you wonder, "why didn’t i think of that?"«
-- the raw book --
»young austrian artist and word wizard anatol knotek creates text portraits that allow him to fuse his love for art and poetry.«
--trendhunter --
»(…)by reducing the elents of communication to the barest possible essence knotek has stripped away all of the noise between us and the message, leaving us with a brutally honest reality to face. but the most important elent of knotek’s work is his ability to give us a little bit of humor that even while addressing heavy hitting thes, such as big brother, love or the nature of art, manages to create the perfect combination of lighthearted and provocative thought.«
-- twelve 21 gallery --
»a thousand words - artist 'writes' famous portraits.«
-- metro newspaper --
© anatol knotek