3D portrait collage created using printed-paper recycled from magazine, catalogues, leaflet etc. Paper is manipulated, transformed, selected, cut and folded into small or large concertinas that result in big pixels with a squared base. These big pixels are placed within a rigid grid and glued onto a cardboard base. The image obtained, is readable or highly distorted, depending on our point of view. I hope my work to be visually and intellectually engaging.
I want the viewer to establish a continuous cross-reference between the messages contained in the paper of individual “concertinas” and the overall image. I intend to analyse the extent to which the human mind is able to rebuild an image, which is processed to such an extent that it almost becomes an abstract composition forcing the viewer to engage with matters beyond what is immediately visible and encouraging different ways to look at things.
Two pieces (141x75 cm each) ready to hang. No framing required.
paper and cardboard