mixed media

Mixed media - Work in progress

Getting back into some mixed media with this piece. Inpsired by the detritus of our urban walls. I've been drawn to working in a mostly monochromatic colour palette with small bursts of colour and torn pieces of type, similar to that of the torn street posters.

I'm going to leave this one for a few days and come back to it for some final touches.

 Mixed media on board.

Mixed media on board.

Abstract Mixed Media : No.3

Recently I have become very drawn to abstraction and the visual explorations within the urban environment.

I have always been drawn to the simplicity of line and form of architecture and the abstraction found in the relationship between buildings and their surrounds. Typography and street art provide interesting marks and graphic elements that can be combined to create interesting results. The layering of street posters peeling reveal an interesting interplay with type, creating new narratives.

This piece was created using found torn street posters. The technique of collage and decollage were employed to created a balance of colour, texture and type. The challenge with a piece like this is for it to look spontaneous with a strong sense of composition, without overworking it. Below are some progress shots, tweaking until it feels 'finished'. This quote sums it up well...

'Art is never finished, only abandoned' - Leonardo Da Vinci
 DETAIL - Mixed media collage using torn street posters

DETAIL - Mixed media collage using torn street posters

 More layering - Mixed media collage using torn street posters

More layering - Mixed media collage using torn street posters

 Final tweaks - Mixed media collage using torn street posters

Final tweaks - Mixed media collage using torn street posters