Friday, February 4, 2011

Street Posters

Poster Hunt: I walk around the neighborhood looking for old posters which have been applied to plywood hoardings or old buildings. When they are thickly layered - about five or six layers - and it has recently rained it is usually quite easy to pull them off in one piece. After soaking them for a while in a large tray it is possible to peel back the layers to reveal the posters beneath. I then glue fragments onto panels to create vibrant underpaintings.
Above is a collection of fragments I found this week. Below is one of the resulting underpaintings. It measures 48" x 24" and I have no idea what it will turn into!

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