Size: 23.6"W x 23.6"H x 1.4"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
A boy standing in front of a wall with old peeling posters and plackards, Making a statement by scratching a face off a poster. I'm inspired by weathered walls with posters, peeling paint and all kinds of things in dilapidation, and I try to create something new, something beautiful with these elements. This particular artwork is part of my ‘Collages’ series. These collages are built up with all kinds of pictures, photos and images that I have collected over the years, using surfaces that have been splashed or stamped with watercolor or acrylic paint.
paper, magazine, glue, ballpoint, pencil, acrylic paint,
I assemble original photography, assorted papers, acrylics, oil, charcoal, ink, and pencil in my works. The variety of resources I am able to use has proved indispensable to me. The biggest challenge the collage medium posed was its unforgiving lack of transparency. Finding a way to replicate the effects of transparency afforded by paint, especially watercolors, was a large victory for me. The preparing labor shows through in my collages; layer upon layer of material remains visible in the finished pieces. I believe my body of work is characterized by my skill for reinvention. Having always loved the appearance of weathered walls plastered with peeling paint and old posters, I revive this aesthetic with hopefully a keen and professional eye. The creative objective of my work is to “make something beautiful out of dilapidation.” My tableaus explore the dissonance between old and new materials, intertwined in the most beautiful way possible to create dreamlike and melancholy images.