Billie Holiday ( Lady Day ) was born in Philadelphia, on april 7th 1915.
She was an american jazz singer and songwriter.
She claimed that she never sang a note, even though people wanted her to. Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by
jazz instrumentalists, pioneered e new way of manipulating, phrasing and tempo.
Above all she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.
All of my artworks are inspired by weathered walls with posters, peeling paint and all kinds of things in dilapidation.
I try to create something new, something beautiful with these elements.
This particular artwork is part of the Collages series. These collages are built up with all kinds of pictures, photos and images that I have collected over the years. I assemble original photography, assorted papers, acrylics, oil, charcoal, ink and pencil in my works. Having always loved the appearance of weathered walls plastered with peeling paint and old posters, I revive this aesthetic with hopefully a keen and professional eye. The creative objective of my work is to “make something beautiful out of dilapidation.”My tableaus explore the dissonance between old and new materials, intertwined in the most beautiful possible way to create dreamlike and melancholy images.
paper, acrylic paint, glue, varnish,
canvas, paper, acrylic paint, varnish