My collage practice initiated a year of my life that I spent mostly in bed, immobilized. It assisted me in putting myself together, keeping things whole. Later it turned into a need to merge different, sometimes contradictory, visual texts and create a new meaning which accommodates my emotions, dreams, and desires.
Few ideas I grew about my own process of collage making, are:
~ Choosing under a principle of color reinforces any symbolic index
~ Storytell atmospheres instead of merly visual oppositions
~ Use images from different historical periods and plastic styles
~ Cut as in drawing, paste as in remembering
~ When emotionally drained, build abstract pieces
~ When mentally blocked, make and organize paper cutouts semantically
~ Try as many relations as possible with the images you are using, make them dance before pasting
~ A piece is never finished, so stop when getting visually stressed about it. Start anew
~ Sometimes the answer comes within weeks, or months, in daily life or in dreams. Be aware
~ Everything is collage, reallity is a combination of images, thoughts, feelings, we fit into. We co-create.
1 & 2 Empfangshalle, Münich, auction 2018.
3 Galería La Barra, CDMX, 2017
4 Paste Up! International collage Festival, CDMX, 2021