Insistent Clarity: Artists’ Books of Jim Koss

Insistent Clarity is a documentary about the artist Jim Koss.  Koss is known for his beautifully constructed artist’s books, poetry and paintings. His methods and media include letterpress printing, drawing, painting, woodblock and monotype prints, paper cutting and collage.  The film portrays the style of his work, which is quiet and playful and always exquisitely and precisely crafted. Interviews with the artist, artists’ book dealers, gallery owners and curators reveal much about an exceptionally talented but under-recognized artist.

This film was produced for the University of Washington.