Medium: Analogue Collage
Title: Body #8 Emotions
Size: 24/32 x 30/40 cm
Materials: photo and paper on cardboard
This series is dedicated to the numerous facial expressions, feelings and emotions that humans can have. I explore all forms, both visible and invisible and give them a ‘face’. Given the fact that’ some people aren’t able to feel or express emotions in a way that is healthy and constructive, it’s an interesting field to investigate and pay attention to.
Each collage consists of several parts that merge together. They were are made in an analogous process using only photographical material, scissors and glue.
The faces and bodies are freely combined, perspectives mixed and body parts replaced by formally corresponding things. I turn them into new, rebellious and surreal creatures. This way of working is imaginative, often spontaneous and yet attached to an idea.
The technique of collage expands my photographical work and allows an extended view, which also includes context and time. Minimal resources (paper and scissors) create a great deal of freedom to create something completely new.