Collage Blog Hop 14-7-14
I have been asked by the superb Artist ‘Bene Rohlmann’ to answer these questions and then forward them to three Artists of my choice, Here we go !
What am I working on?
Currently I am sitting on a great selection of source material which I am hoping to incorporate with a selection of paints and stickers. I am aiming to increase the size I am working on and go for a huge door size dimension. I am thinking about the logistics of doing so without jeopardising the quality and integrity. Its a challenge of the medium that begs to be done.
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
My work creates a universe of their own, following its own set of values it always stays true to the narrative injected into it of a dark ,Kafkaesque, fleshy and painterly existence. The work unlike many forms of collage which can often be described as purely and randomly abstract. I work to maintain a sense of vision. I am creating another world, much like the David Cronenberg film ‘Videodrome’.
Each project I do covers a different element of pockets of an outsider society. Cults, Cowboys and scenes of Combat.
Why do I create?
The need to realise as a physical object what I envision and the continuation of that seed of an idea till fruition is what drives me to create work .
How does your Creating process work?
This is my mantra I have created;
REALLY LOOK THROUGH THE SOURCE MATERIAL,
RIP AND CUT ANYTHING YOU LIKE AND STORE
NEATLY TO ONE SIDE. THIS MAKES IT EASIER WHEN
LOOK FOR TEXTURES, COLOURS AND FORM WITHIN
THE IMAGERY, THESE CAN BE USED TO SCULPT YOUR PIECE.
TRY TURNING THE MATERIAL UPSIDE DOWN,
THIS ABSTRACT WAY OF LOOKING HELPS
IDENTIFY FORMS YOU WOULDNT HAVE PREVIOUSLY NOTICED.
NOTICE WHERE NATURAL OCCURING LINES MEET.
ALIGN OR FIGHT AGAIINST THESE
WHEN USING DIFFERENT SOURCES
COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE; COULD IT EXIST IN REAL LIFE? LOOK ON IT AS A LIVING ENTITY.
THINK ABOUT 3D QUALITIES AND HOW IT TRANSLATES ON THE PAGE
IS THERE A NARRATIVE? OR DOES IT SIMPLY EXIST
DONT BE AFRAID TO IGNORE ALL THE ABOVE AND
These are the artists I have chosen