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Mixed media collage and drawing. Charcoal, pencils, paint and coloured papers glued onto brown corrugated cardboard. Papers and cardboard are found materials that I collect for their colours. Multi-layered overlapping technique: I start off with a collage of larger pieces of coloured paper and glue them onto the cardboard base, then paint over it with lighter paints, then add shades in pencil and charcoal, then add light again and so forth, gradually shaping the figure from rough to more delicate – always hoping not to go past the moment of highest density. This particular portrait shows a former friend. Loosely inspired by the artist Horst Janssen. Signature and date (2022) are in the lower left corner. The artwork can be framed. Please note that a frame or hanging device is not included.
Drawing:Charcoal on Paper
Size:11.9 W x 14 H x 0.1 D in
Ready to Hang:No
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“My works are drawings or collages or a combination of both. All of them are on paper or cardboard. I like working with rough, found materials, they have a liberating effect on me. I have an extensive collection of old coloured paper which I use more or less like paint: I place patches of paper, draw or paint over it, glue more paper of a different colour on top again and so forth. This technique allows unplanned shaping, meticulous modulation, and endless rearrangement all at the same time. Drawing to me is not so much about the result on paper as it is about the process of close observation. While examining somebody or something, the object often becomes strange and somehow new to me. I like that feeling of entering the unknown, and the attentiveness and concentration that comes with it. I have a certain fascination with faces as well as with the dressed figure: drapery, costumes, wigs, heels, and their articifiality. I prefer working with life models rather than photographs which again has to do with the experience of close observation, maybe also with that special silent atmosphere when working with somebody real in front of me.” mariakleinschmidt.de
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