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fifty pence Collage

david barnes

Portugal

Collage, Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Size: 47.2 W x 47.2 H x 0.8 D in

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Net mesh collage on wood. The layers of netting create the sensation of shadow and depth. This is a technique I have been working on for some time now. I experimented with different adhesives and glues and have now found a very clear setting glue that allows me to work on a larger scale, with much greater accuracy and durability. I have always looked up at my surroundings and loved the sense of light and shadows created by buildings in the urban environment. I am drawn to the flitting between realism and abstraction caused by the geometric areas of light and dark. The image is taken from a building in Croyden, London locally known as the 50p building ( it looks like a stack of rotated 50 pence coins. The building was designed by Richard Seifert & Partners and completed in 1970. By using different layers of netting a further layer of depth comes from the strobe like pattern caused by the over layering.

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Collage:Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

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Size:47.2 W x 47.2 H x 0.8 D in

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The latest series, I am working on, involves using recycled leather cut-offs from the shoe making industry here in Portugal. The range of colours and surface finishes available creates a unique palette to work from. Each individual piece is cut using a "cookie cutter" knife, made from a hand-drawn template. My work has always explored the different layers and patterns behind everyday reality. Everything is a construction of different parts and elements. The visual world has underlying structures and patterns that combine to give us our perceived reality. My art seeks to reflect the connections and layering. A lot of my work involves creating collage. The act of cutting through a sheet of material reveals a window into another layer below. My work tries to create a sense of surface pattern, letting the eye roam over the picture plane, as well as creating a sense of depth and of space receding behind the surface. Born in Swansea, Wales Living in Porto, Portugal

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