More from the plastic and print series: colourful plastic sheets are placed over the fashion pages of an old magazine. The fifties dresses and elegant poses of the models conjure up images from fairytales; indeed the ‘Disney Princess’ came into the cultural sphere during this era.
I’ve taken a series of photographs using coloured plastic sheets and old magazines. The result is collage-like compositions which feature geometric shapes, interesting textures and vivid colours. I’ve divided the photographs into different themes based on their content: features, fairy tale, consumer culture, beauty and advertising. Here is the Features series.
I always feel a bit guilty when I write about sculptures and installations, because often I’ve never experienced them in real life. This can be said for most of the artworks I write about and it has its downsides; online images give you false dimensions and reduce the sensory experience to a purely visual one.
A nature-themed collage which I made from pages of my German book ‘European Plants and Animals’ and from a camping advert from an old French magazine. No need for more words, just visual indulgence.
Artificial creations often feel more durable than organic forms, although it really isn’t the case. A house appears to stay unchanging over the years, yet the nature that surrounds it is constantly shifting. However, the nature was there first and will be there long after the house if gone.