this collage series was inspired by the landscapes of rural southern france.
STILL collage project 2017 | Week 16 (mary jo hoffman)
collage series inspired by pierre soulages
this collage series was entirely inspired by french painter pierre soualge. in fall 2016, i visited his museum in rodez, france. his black on black paintings, part of his outrenoir (beyond black) series, tapped into something deep within me. and i haven’t stopped thinking about them since that visit. this series, is my first homage to m. soulage, and will certainly not be my last.
this series is made solely with black paint, mixed with different gel mediums to create different finishes from matte to gloss.
this collage series was entirely inspired by the journal pages of north carolina based artist eva magill-oliver. i liked her vibrant use of color and her organic shapes that seem to insist on bursting from the edges of her journal pages. i took those two concepts as my only two design objectives, and then started painting and cutting candidate compositional elements. this was the result.