Artist Mary Lum strolls around the city photographing the urban environment—buildings, railings, stairwells, and other architectural details. She then deconstructs these photos and collages them with acrylic paint, creating dynamic, unique spaces for viewers to occupy and explore. At the deCordova Biennial, Lum’s images left me feeling both exhilarated and disoriented, as though I were in a dream where the environment was familiar, yet not quite right. What is fact and what is fiction?
Inspiration: Surreal Photo Montages by Thomas Barbéy
Black and White Photomontages This image suggests that deep inside the body there is something hidden that could be famous and well known for e.g. Taj Mahal (7 wonders) or how there is a strong emotion buried down deep e.g. Taj Mahal was made in love. This links to my theme of people, emotions and actions based on those emotions.
Nick Gentry is a British artist from London. Much of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artefacts and materials. His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology, identity and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media. He is best known for his floppy disk paintings and film negative artworks, placing an emphasis on recycling obsolete media and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme.
Annegret Soltau: Self Portrait Coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, the term ‘collage’ points towards a medium simultaneously serious and tongue-in-cheek; a technique that is deeply referential of the political world in which the works were produced. Via the assemblage of different objects and images, collage interrogates the fundamental concept of what it is to create art, whilst offering a prismatic reflection of the social change and upheaval of the twentieth century.