Colour collages

After doing the Albers colour exercises, I used the remaining magazine cuttings to make collages. I had fun doing these. I tried not to think about my colour blindness and just chose the colour combinations that I liked. It’s very different from working with paint, but I think it’s good practice.

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161215a (2016) collage on paper 29.6 x 21cm

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161215b (2016) collage on paper 29.6 x 21cm

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161215c (2016) collage on paper 21 x 29.6cm

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161215e (2016) collage on paper 29.6 x 21cm

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161215f (2016) collage on paper

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161215g (2016) collage on paper 29.6 x 21cm

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161215h (2016) collage on paper 29.6 x 21cm

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161215i (2016) collage on paper 29.6 x 21cm

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161215j (2016) collage on paper 29.6 x 21cm

Making these collages made me think of painters who use flat colour and hard edges:

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Magdalena Jitrik Untitled (2009) oil on canvas 40 x 60cm

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Chris Johanson Backwards Abstract Paintings #3 (2010)

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Odili Donald Odita Other World (2015) acrylic on canvas 229 x 178cm

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Clare Rojas Untitled (2014) oil on linen 127 x 101.6cm

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Francis Baudevin Clouds (2013) acrylic on canvas 171 x 78cm

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Heimo Zobernig Untitled (2007) acrylic on canvas 150 x 150cm

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2 thoughts on “Colour collages

  1. Clearly fun. Are these just fun or do you see the blank space in much the same way as if you are painting – and composite with the same intent, albeit with different tools?

    These questions you need not answer. They are petty. Sometimes the value for me is from just thinking of them. Let them fade into the ether.

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    • Those are great questions. Yes, it was enjoyable because it felt like the collaging changed my approach to composition and colour, mostly because it’s so easy to move pieces of paper about compared to mixing and applying paint.

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