Archive for the 'collage' Category

22
Nov
12

Mattia Mognetti : “Istigkeit” Series (Digital Constructions)

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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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Mattia Mognetti
“Istigkeit” Series
digital collage
2010
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“In 2010 I began to ride my congenital attraction for architecture: its huge volumes and gigantism, its shapes and textures… Fascinated by perspective I was taking photographs without fully understanding what my attention was being attracted too, what I was trying to represent with a shot and subsequent post-production. Photography was an opportunity to take a fragment of reality and give it a meaning, but also, conversely, as an expedient to let a significance take possession of reality to bring out himself. The contrast between these two visions became the source of my own reflections. Slowly I realized that psychology was an integral part of my creative experience. That I was not trying to represent architecture, but to use a photograph as way to strike and confuse my perceptive system. Therefore I started producing the first works that were later to be structured in the “Istigkeit” series…

While creating these images i realized that i was getting ever closer to the idea which was guiding me. Trying to invalidate the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms involved in the conceptualization of a given entity by our brains. At first sight each work in the “Istigkeit” series seems different from what it is; and what it is; is not always visible, or at least not clear and obvious. Volumes are artificially combined in the shadows and give rise to solids whose meticulous analysis reveals their illusory value. You follow a surface which then splits. You focus on walls and windows, but these interact and merge into conflicting objects and paradoxical perspectives. The sight is lost in the complexity of textures, intersections and overlays. Nothing is what it is and everything is what it seems. And sometimes, during the perception of what it seems, inside the mental mechanisms that lead to the interpretation of any given scenario, it’s possible your Ego cannot impose itself on a more primitive interpretation, rooted both in individual, collective, cultural and archetypal symbolic components…” ~ Mattia Mognetti

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Mattia Mognetti : Website

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09
Jul
12

Cristian del Risco : ‘Solamente…’ Series (Artworks)

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In his works Cuban artist Cristian del Risco blends painting, drawing, graphic design and photography.

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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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‘Untitled’
Pigment Print on Canvas
50 x 75 cm
2005
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Cristian del Risco says that he’s always taking new photographs, which he exposes and scans as part of his process, ultimately becoming part of his finished works It’s a lot of mixing and experimentation, he explains. “They are like a combination of graphic design with photography, there are some illustrations, but I tend to combine graphic design with photographs more, I also use old photographs.”

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Cristian del Risco : ‘Solamente…’

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07
Jul
12

Cristian Del Risco & Martin Fojtek : ‘Dreamless’ Series

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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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‘Dreamless’ Series
giclée print & acrylics
95 x 95 cm
2004
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These five portraits (giclée prints on canvas) were made by Martin Fojtek and then hand finished with acrylic paint by Cristian Del Risco, making each and every photograph a real original. Both artists worked independently on them with very little influence on each other. The final results are a very interesting combination of minimalistic black and white portraits (two Arabic, Belgian, Italian and Czech personalities, all with particular emotional expression) and colored acrylic ‘J.M.Basquiat’ style paintings.

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Cristian Del Risco & Martin Fojtek : Fotografic

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07
May
12

Janet Jones : ‘Notations’ Series (Collages)

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‘Notations #41’
6 x 6 inches
Collage
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‘Notations #7’
6 x 6 inches
Collage
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‘Notations #48’
6 x 6 inches
Collage
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‘Notations #21’
6 x 6 inches
Collage
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‘Notations #37’
6 x 6 inches
Collage
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‘Notations #42’
6 x 6 inches
Collage
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‘Notations #39’
6 x 6 inches
Collage
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“My series is called Notations, and reflects my love of letter forms and typography, of words and language, and a delight in the visual and tactile properties of old books and documents, especially those that are creased, stained and foxed. I’m interested in surface variations and the play of light on shiny areas contrasting with the velvety softness of old papers. In a larger sense, they’re about communication, nuance and layers of meaning. I’ve stencilled some letters in shiny etching ink, occasionally adding metal leaf, and printed letterpress ornaments and a Chinese character. Some papers have been prepared by pouring and splattering India ink. The tiny photographs are my mother at ages 20 months, 3 years, and 25. Other images are from dictionaries and old steel engravings.” ~ JJ

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Janet Jones : Website

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06
May
12

Sam Serafy : Artworks

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‘Untitled’
Sam Serafy
Artwork
2012
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‘Untitled’
Sam Serafy
Artwork
2011
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‘Untitled’
Sam Serafy
Artwork
2012
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‘Untitled’
Sam Serafy
Artwork
2011
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‘Untitled’
Sam Serafy
Artwork
2011
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‘Untitled’
Sam Serafy
Artwork
2011
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Sam Serafy : More Works

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01
May
12

Leigh Wells : ‘Deception’ Series (Collages)

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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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‘Deception’ Series
Mixed media on paper
30″ x 22″
2011
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Employing intricate references to cultural history, science, religion, and other social phenomena, Wells engages in a dialogue with the unknowable by reinterpreting source material culled from the past. These works which hinge on scaling, cutting, and sculptural placement of disparate elements, emphasize the boundaries of what is knowable and definable, pointing out the mysterious and multi-perspective nature of truth, reality and fiction. Her works on collage present objects and concepts connected with the scavenger hunt that comprises our inherited concepts of the past. She fastidiously examines figures and objects in the reproductions of photographs of sculptures, as well as stains found on scraps of paper, to mine the sometimes accidental artifacts of human experience. The concept of self-knowledge is obfuscated by the evident schism between the mind and body. We are challenged to consider the differences between flesh and stone, imprisonment and freedom, and the sometimes uncomfortable proximity of mystery to the circumscribed space of human relationships and identity. GLG

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Leigh Wells : Website

Leigh Wells : Gregory Lind Gallery

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