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Marie Antoinette Collage

david barnes


Collage, Paper on Paper

Size: 42.1 W x 29.5 H x 0.8 D in

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A multi-layered collage, with a geometric 'cross' design cut out as if the surface has been folded. The three-dimensional effect is enhanced using brushed pigment (pink and blue) on the surface. Behind these tinted sections is a layer of coloured tissue paper. This then sits above two identical prints of Marie Antoinette which themselves are covered in a fine mesh gauze to help the images recede further into the background. Overall, I wanted to create a dynamic picture that plays with surface depth and allows the eye to wander in and out of the frame. Inspired by Bridget Riley and Op Art

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Collage:Paper on Paper

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Size:42.1 W x 29.5 H x 0.8 D in

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The latest series, I am working on, involves using recycled leather cut-offs from the shoe making industry here in Portugal. The range of colours and surface finishes available creates a unique palette to work from. Each individual piece is cut using a "cookie cutter" knife, made from a hand-drawn template. My work has always explored the different layers and patterns behind everyday reality. Everything is a construction of different parts and elements. The visual world has underlying structures and patterns that combine to give us our perceived reality. My art seeks to reflect the connections and layering. A lot of my work involves creating collage. The act of cutting through a sheet of material reveals a window into another layer below. My work tries to create a sense of surface pattern, letting the eye roam over the picture plane, as well as creating a sense of depth and of space receding behind the surface. Born in Swansea, Wales Living in Porto, Portugal

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