I work with the traditional method of collage - merging images from different sources to create a new image. The... Read More
I work with the traditional method of collage - merging images from different sources to create a new image. The combinations I make through collage are mainly between photo fragments, in this sense my use of collage can be attributed to the photomontage category. I begin from a spark of a general idea I have in mind and start looking for references related to it. I see it as a kind of jigsaw puzzle, but unlike the assembly of a regular jigsaw puzzle - the combinations and possibilities here are endless. In fact, as soon as the assembly work begins - the work takes on a dynamic of its own and I never know exactly what the end result will look like. After building some chassis, a drawing process begins in which I add color, style and shapes in order to unite all the different components and create a compelling image that works as one unit. I love the combination of photography as a media with realistic quality, and on the other hand, the painting that enables me formal and colorful freedom.
Collage and digital painting. Archival inkjet printing.