Décollage, Acrylic and Paper on Canvas, 48" x 48", 122cm x 122cm, 2015
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.
" I don’t name by paintings by their place in a sequence. The title comes from the fact that the numbers at the top end at ‘9’, therefore there is ‘no 10’."