Month: February 2021
Playing around with photoshop settings: light and shade, stamping.
Dystopian SPACE taken literally… Our interior spaces turning into planets, separate entities, separate realms. Our interiors, our world.
Using Mozilla Spoke, I have been looking at means of display for the virtual exhibition on Friday. I found I could change the collages from 2D to 3D shapes on the programme. I love how you can walk into the spheres with the avatar and enter the dystopian interior virtually. It really brings them to life!
I also really love how they float in space- like thought bubbles- exaggerating the fact that these interiors have been derived from the mind, from a psychological standpoint.
I feel like the three-dimensionality also draws the collages closer to my sculptural practice, which I haven’t been able to practice fully over lockdown. It brings a bit of familiarity back to my work.
I think the shape of the collages will work well distributed across the exhibition, cutting up the rigidity of the space, made up of largely two-dimensional work- therefore adding a bit of contrast and animate the space a bit more.
The work of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. I love the disordered, hap hazard appearance and how they have used found pieces of paper or rope to create collages mediating on the realness and messiness of everyday life. It is tactile and immediate- unlike most paintings or drawings before them, which seems to make it more relateable, approachable and human.
I decided to make the hand made collages digital by experimenting with photoshop and stamping sections of the collage into the background. They work well in creating rather dystopian interior landscapes, which reflect the chaos and disorder of the pandemic and the claustrophobia of our interior spaces at the moment.