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Work in book format, which Suwage has made since the beginning of his career as an artist, is a significant body offering vast potential that would later be assiduously explored by the artist. The decision to work with a book format is characteristic and representative of his tendency as a storyteller, one who thoroughly calculates the narrative flow in his works. These books also further confirm the role of drawing in Suwage’s aesthetic strategy. The face, body, figures, self-portraits, important people, contemporary art history, draw range of references from the world of music as well as texts: these are the elements that would fill the pages of Suwage’s books. Each and everyone of them—in a variety of ways—would continue to occupy Agus Suwage’s work, from a variety of periods, and through different selections of media and forms.