Nudes 3, etching, collage, digital print on plexiglas, 24" x 24" x 2"
WHY do I keep posting about collage and prints?
Because this past weekend I attended the Philadelpia Academy of Arts Graduate art show. I was exposed to several unique and upcoming artists and really I enjoyed the show. There was a lack of collage represented at this show, however there were a few mixed media pieces that caught my eye. One in particular had used an etching and collage along with it. I liked the depth of the etching and the floating of the collage elements. There was also another artist--the one that I did notice doing collage, and they used glass windows as the frame, and collaged underneath the glass. It was a great foil for the collages, and it was really interesting when there was paint smeared on the glass on top of the collage work. It made for a really nice opaque look. I was inspired to look more into the printing aspect when it comes to my work. I have a gocco printer for screen printing and it sits forlorn in the corner.
Today I discovered a Spanish artist, Cristina Morono on the Manhattan Arts site, who had some beautiful etchings combined with collage and plexiglas. These are really nice pieces. I spent some time on her website looking thru her various serie's.
I would love to hear about other collage artists that are using prints in their work. There are so many ways to do this....