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Collage: November

I have been getting back into collage recently and combining mark making with this develop my work further. I love using found imagery from magazines and books and presenting a new narrative to the viewer. I thought I would share some of my favourite collage artists and books which has inspired me to pick up this medium again.

Today I took this a step further and tried to translate what I made into an etching. Having spent a whole morning in the print room I managed to get something to show for all the effort I put in. This is definitely something I was to push but it is just thinking about how I can combine the elements together to the print works.

Anthony Zinonos

The beauty of Anthony's work is that he knows how to compose something that is minimal but striking. This is such a hard balance to get and he seems to know when to stop. His use of shape and colour is a huge influence within my own collage work. I think it is great how he combines found imagery in colour. However looking on his personal website I also came across this sketchbook page which focuses more on drawing and mark-making. This has inspired some ideas for etchings and I can't wait to get back in the print room to try them.

An all time favourite collage artist of mine is my friend Sophie. She graduated from Falmouth University with an illustration degree. However she is the reason I got back into collage. I love how she manipulates image and combines colour. Her work continues to make me want to push the boundaries of collage. She is also very clever with how she uses the photocopier to distort her work and give another dimension to the images. 

JP Kings work is just so beautiful to look at. The arrangement of different papers and sense of layering creates pieces of work which draw the viewer in. Using more of a muted colour palette also makes the viewer appreciate all aspects of the image as the shapes and images merge together. Images are cut up but also whole photographs are used to create a new narrative. 

My own recent work

Collage and pencil

Collage translated into an etching

Currently trying to figure out how to push this print further. I have put a hard ground on it so far but I need to plan where to go next! I'm thinking chine colle and possibly and aquatint!


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