THE WEEKENDER 19 | 2023
Collage News & Inspiration
“Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.
What makes someone an artist? I don't think is has anything to do with a paintbrush. There are painters who follow the numbers, or paint billboards, or work in a small village in China, painting reproductions. These folks, while swell people, aren't artists. On the other hand, Charlie Chaplin was an artist, beyond a doubt. So is Jonathan Ive, who designed the iPod. You can be an artists who works with oil paints or marble, sure. But there are artists who work with numbers, business models, and customer conversations. Art is about intent and communication, not substances.
An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artists takes it personally.”
― Seth Godin
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Not Just - a World Collage Day exhibition - is opening today in Eugene, Oregon. More information here
Wild collaging is the act of taking pre-cut paper elements that you've chopped up at home out into the world, and placing them into whimsical scenes. Then you snap a photograph.... - I Give New Lives To Old, Forgotten Photographs By Creating Collages With Them Surrounded By Nature (36 Pics) - via Bored Panda
False Eyes of a Reliable Witness, one of Winnie Truong’s paper-cut collages from the 2022 series Herbaria, depicts a spread-eagled moth-like figure with bulging eyeballs staring out from the backs of its two heads. The creature balances delicately on browning grasses woven into Rapunzel-esque braids. Most of the bodies in this exhibition are feminized, correlating with the gender commonly assigned to planet Earth - At the McMichael, Artists Spin Ecological Anxiety into Fairy Tales in The Uses of Enchantment - via Nuvo
Large swathes of flat, even color defined Glaser’s work from the 1960s, such as in this delirious-looking drawing of the acid era, which he originally designed for a 1967 New York supplement on “The World of LSD” for the World Journal Tribune. To get the look, he used a colored adhesive film called Cello-tak to create the collage - Mining the Milton Glaser Archives - via Curbed
“Tom Wesselmann: Intimate Spaces,” which opened this week at Gagosian Beverly Hills, takes a look at the inner workings of the late iconic pop artist’s interpretations of the female nude. Across the country, Jeffrey Sturges, Wesselmann’s studio assistant and the director of exhibitions for his estate, let 'CULTURED' into another intimate space of the artist’s: his New York studio, which remains virtually as he left it - 19 Years Later, Peek Inside Artist Tom Wesselmann’s Untouched Studio - via Cultured
And last but not least: the first pictures - a little sneak peek - of the vernissage of our own collage exhibition: Homage to Rachid Taha. More pictures as they are coming in. So stay tuned!
FROM THE ARTIST DIRECTORY - OLD & NEW
don’t have any formal training in arts and my creative voyage started with a lot of curiosity and the urge to experiment. I recently discovered how much I love making collages and I’m very grateful for finding this wonderful form of expression. In every single collage I create, I try to surpass the boundaries of reality and I perceive it like a journey, a puzzle, a labyrinth of senses that are interconnected on a piece of paper. The process nurtures my incurable dreamy mind, it allows me to play with my strange ideas and images and it’s a guaranteed receipt for making my heart smile. More here
I’m artist, illustrator and collagist based in Sao Paolo, Brazil. I start my work with photography first at university and then later my interest evaluated to video and video art. Then I specialized in animation and motion graphics. And just after all of that I turned out my view to collage, which was a love at the first sight. My art references and study are Picasso, Magritte, Grete Stern, Hanna Hock, William Kentridge, Sigmar Poke, Raoul Hassman. In these days Eduardo Recife, Emannuel Polanco, David Carson and Isabel Herguera. In my site you can find some of my artworks, some commissioned work, one short movie I made about my childhood and some ultrashortmovies, that are 30s animation films about different themes. I think collage can open the doors of your subjectivity to surrealistics words, dreams, colors and characters which live inside your mind. Long life to the art of collage. More here
My collages are sourced from a collection of vintage erotic magazines that I have been collecting. I developed the idea to revisit this imagery from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with humour and a shift in viewpoint. My starting point is always the body. I spot kitsch poses that lend themselves to appropriation and then I build, deconstruct, and superimpose. For each assembly, I associate only two or three elements, always showing the white of the paper. More here
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