Décollage, Acrylic and Paper on Canvas, 20 x 20, 51cm x 51cm, 2016
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.
"This painting kind of had a 50’s, New York jazz vibe to it. I finished it while drinking a cup of coffee and thought of the song with that name by the Manhattan Transfer."