Recently I have delved into the exciting realms of collage. It is the peeling of the layers of posters from the wall, which allows the artist to find the contextual meaning in the temporality and, thus, express work in the present.
My work heavily relies on inspiration from urban art. Graffiti is not always a random act, it is planned out. Inspiration from urban life allows you to see the history of what is happening, and in large cities graffiti reveals a regional mix of cultural origins, beliefs, and influences.
“Graffiti” is applied in art history to works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface. A related term is “sgraffito”, which involves scratching through one layer of pigment to reveal another beneath it. This is exactly the process that I use when working on oxidized steel – constantly grinding away the surface to the past scribes of paint and collage from the previous point, giving the work further depth each and every time.