Collage is probably more popular than painting, but our major institutions for the most part ignore it. Perhaps thats because it is and has always been a democratic art with no special training needed and the ordinary ephemera of everyday life can be used. With its roots in the ordinary and everyday, it has a rich history involving folk art, politics and the tumult of the industrial age.
Discover some fine collage artists in our collective. Nel Burke is an analogue collagist, using the manual process of cutting and pasting. She uses collected images and papers to create new forms.
Shaun Caton makes hundreds of collages and loves working with coloured cardboard and paper. He first started making collages in about 1980 but since 2016 has been developing a powerful visual language that is unique to his art. The collage works rely on the emotive juxtaposition of intensely saturated colour and are a more refined and simplified version of his paintings.
Selwyn Pike is an analogue and digital collagist. His brightly coloured painted collages look back to his childhood and how his love of film kept him sane. Cut up film stars share space with test tubes and aeroplanes and meld into a unifying whole that he covers with coatings of ink and paint.