MonoRhetorik is Matt Plezier’s imprint for his publication projects. Researching themes, concepts, printing techniques varying from the whimsical to the serious. A platform for collaborations with a wide range of artists, creatives and printers, sharing information and knowledge.
BIO Matt Plezier
Matt Plezier is a self taught Dutch visual artist. Whose work reflects upon issues of alienation, anonymity, (in)visibility and ways of constructing and disseminating narrative. Mirroring his own multi-cultural background that provides its viewer a different narrative in an unambiguous and sometimes confrontational form.
His process includes the use and experimentation of his own photography, re-photographed newspaper images, image appropriation, found objects, text and silkscreens on various materials for mixed media installations and publications.
Self publishing is a major part of his art practice. He started publishing in 2015 and has produced close to 100 titles, a diverse assortment of zines, prints and books through his publishing imprint: MonoRhetorik. Themes range from activism, urban photography ,media images, pop culture and sub-cultures like hardcore punk and raving.
In the four years of publishing Matt Plezier has participated in various major Art Book Fairs: Wiels (Brussels, Belgium), Unseen (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ass Book Fair (Paris, France), Offprint (Paris, France), NY Art Book Fair (NY, USA) and more. In 2018 he was awarded the Shannon Michael Cane Award by Printed Matter for the New York Art Book Fair.
Besides his self publishing he is involved with the Zenevloed Collective. A collective that sets up illegal raves, noise and techno gigs, providing a platform for various disciplines and ideas. With John Philippakis he has started Random Collective, working on art installations, publications and audio projects. John Philippakis has been a regular contributor, writing essays and short stories for MonoRhetorik publications.