Collage is in no way a new medium, having been practised popularly for the past few centuries and less popularly for many before that: however as today's world edges closer to chaos, inundated with imagery and information, collage enjoys a newly found place among necessary outlets of expression.
Collage is the recycling, reinterpretation and reprocessing of our collective past, present and future. Each artist exploits the formal and ideological power of juxtaposing images, creating a range of work that encompasses everything from social and political commentaries to personal confessions, not to mention surrealist fantasies, composed of shreds from real life and from the imaginary.
The exhibition features: Cless' frenzied scenes, Liam Crockards layered accidents, Valero Doval's delicate vintage, Erik Foss's dirty girls, April Gertler's quiet relations, Jason Glasser's visual soul, Sophie Kern's magical worlds, Matt Lipps' Provocative silhouetters, Max-O'Matic's controlled chaos, Justin Mortimer's Displaced limbs, Brion Nuda Rosch's iconic shapes, Mario Wagner's graphic stories and pool gallery artist and CUTTERS curator James Gallagher's private moments, composed of his signature palette that includes vintage sex manuals, Sears catalogues and antique flea-market finds.
Valero Doval: Zeppelin 1&2
Valero Doval "The mind is full of secret drawers that only the ____________ can open"
Erik Foss (Dirty Alphabet Collage)Y O A
April GertierCutters 2010, Pool Gallery, Berlin