What the 2020 Covid 19 pandemia brought into my life: A collection of collages
When I moved to Barcelona back on 2016, I was able to rent an apartment, but I had no money left for decorations. I had a lot of images that I had collected throughout my travelling: postcards, drawings, magazines, brochures, coins and bills from all around the world, etc. Before the pandemic, I started to add packaging papers and boxes. I kept anything that I thought had potential to become something else.
When the first lock-down happened in Spain, I was by myself at my apartment. I was going insane, so I thought: “why not take out all the things that I have and see what I can make out it?” That´s when it started.
These are only a few of the collages I made. It has been evolving a lot, from very basic images, to dynamic sequences of images that maybe only make sense to me.
I never thought I could spend so many hours doing an activity like this. Using my hands and my creativity was something I never had time to do. Happy 2020 surprise.
I start cutting and mixing any image that catches my attention. Sometimes is the colour, sometimes is the image itself, or the meaning that it transmits.
Is a very dynamic process as it changes all the time. Sometimes it takes weeks until I find the right connection, sometimes it takes a couple of hours.
I love mixing images from places, amazing artist like Dali, photos of myself, etc. Sometimes I use leaves of a plant, but that technique needs improvement as it doesn´t look good after a couple of months.
Also the vintage stores, thrift stores or second hand fairs are amazing to find material. A good friend of mine found a magazine from 1988 named “Direction” and thought of me.
It was full of amazing images, so I had to grab my scissor and get to work!
When somehow what you see makes sense, you finish!
I find this activity very relaxing. I smoke my joint and get lost with the flow….
CHECK OUT HOW SOME OF MY COLLAGES STARTED
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