Studio Sixty Six
Excerpts from a Gothic Novel

Excerpts from a Gothic Novel

Details

Décollage

Acrylic and Paper on Canvas

20" x 20" / 50.8cm x 50.8cm 

 

Artist's Insight 

Décollage is the opposite of collage - from the French word décoller meaning to take off or to unstick. This technique is based upon the appearance of advertisements ripped from billboards, leaving fragments of papers and the layering of previous posters. I see it as a metaphor for time.

"The colours in this piece look old and the striped bits of papers reminded me of old wallpaper or ‘ticking’ from old bedding. Shadowy ‘figures’ and shrouded ‘landscapes’ provide clues as to the nature of the story."
C. Mersky

 

$575