“CURVES ‘n’ FORMS”
Collage Group Exhibition, 2020
03 – 17 December 2020
Curated by Irina Rusinovich
Coordinated by Liubow Melnikowa
Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface.
The first artist to work exclusively in collage technique was Kurt Schwitters, who continues the traditions of the Surrealists and Dadaists. He expanded the scope of materials and objects used for collage. His small, but very sophisticated compositional works consisted of pieces of paper, bus tickets, labels, coupons. In about 1912–13 Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque extended this technique, combining fragments of paper, wood, linoleum, and newspapers with oil paint on canvas to form subtle and interesting abstract or semiabstract compositions. The development of the collage by Picasso and Braque contributed largely to the transition from Analytical to Synthetic Cubism.
“Collage allows the opening up of conscious, which is very direct...its also a way of looking at what you are consuming all the time” – John Stezaker
In search for new forms and discoveries there were many interesting events, experimenters in the history of collage. In our time, digital collage and collage-photomontage are firmly entrenched. The boundaries of these concepts are practically erased when manipulating an
image with the help of computer programs. Nevertheless, an analog collage, the one made of scraps of tickets, wrappers, newspapers, advertisements and magazines, remains accessible to a wider circle of people and depends on the imagination of the author himself, on the desire to do something unusual and surreal, perhaps funny, philosophical and metamorphic.
HAZEGALLERY is happy to represent its new group exhibition “CURVES ‘n’ FORMS” which is devoted to collage art only.