December 2016

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collage art diet 2016 ‚Äď week 46

I only have 6¬†more weeks to go till the end of this challenge. I am not going to lie! I am bit a tired of it and I am dragging my feet. At the same time, I have a strong desire to end this endeavor on a high note with something different which itself is more challenging than the challenge itself. I am pressed for time these days and I feel that I need a break in order to come up with new ideas. However instead of listening to myself about taking a break, I decided to push¬†a bit more and started taking print making courses at Open Studio. Some ideas are bubbling in my head that I am trying to explore with a different medium but taking the course was like opening a Pandora Box…. will tell you more about it.

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collage art diet 2016 ‚Äď week 40

I had used the same pieces below in 2011 in my atlantis painting and it was interesting to stumble upon the same images (from a Prada editorial) in a old Vogue again and use them entirely differently. Looking at that painting and these works on paper, makes me realize how much my work¬†has changed during this year-long collage on paper challenge. I have come from meticulous collage work, dense and busy compositions and colourful palettes to these minimal and focused works on paper. I still consider this¬†current body of work more of¬†a study and research. However I know despite my previous longings¬†for going back to canvas and paint, ¬†I know that I won’t at least for a while! I think I am drawn more and more to the intimate feel of paper and I want to expand on these works and embark on another set of research. Completely different ideas have started brewing in my head since subtle fragments¬†exhibition and I know they¬†will surface one of these day. Enough of me being so vague….

As it is the story these days with me I am running behind posting my works (not making them…) so I will post week 41 shortly to catch up with myself.



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collage art diet 2016 ‚Äď week 39

I was doubting the composition of the first piece but there is something¬†about its angle and its sense of movement that I liked so I kept it. These pieces and last week’s are once again creature like and I have responded to the texture with tiny filaments. The last pieces is a continuation of my stitching work. ¬†All good fun!

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collage art diet 2016 ‚Äď week 38

I am running behind again. As you know I was busy with the show last week which was great by the way and I will tell you about it when I get a chance. Here are the pieces from last week. Week 38 and Week 39 are mostly fragments of one piece so they work well together.

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collage art diet 2016 ‚Äď week 37

My love affair with¬†Chanel continues. These are also from the same spread as last week‘s. These guys are very gentle on paper. I love their vibe, calmness and subtlety. I had a hard time capturing their true colours in pictures so in person they have more personality (as we all do). I might¬†bring them to the show this week¬†at Propeller Gallery. They fit perfectly¬†with the theme of subtle fragments.

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collage art diet 2016 ‚Äď week 36

God bless Chanel ūüėÄ. I found a¬†gorgeous spread¬†in Vogue UK featuring a beautiful Chanel outfit and I had to have it. Ripped¬†into pieces of course and what you see is the outcome! Playful, subtle drawing enhancements and simple compositions. Just how¬†I like it. And this is how I wear Chanel!

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