Texture and Collage

Peter Phillips, ‘Impeller’ 1972
Peter Phillips
Impeller 1972
Tate
© Peter Phillips

Six themes will be explored for each month of the duration of Source Spotlight Display, with August 2014 exploring Texture and Collage.

Collage has been practiced as an artists’ technique since the early twentieth century. This technique of collecting images and carefully assembling them into new compositions fits perfectly into the current age where a wealth of images can be readily found online and in print. The mixture of textures in Peter Phillips’ Impeller, from machinery diagrams and graphic shapes to an animal illustration, reflects the way image manipulation software makes it easy to layer and assemble imagery and textures across different media. The meaning of cut and paste has been replaced with a few clicks of a mouse, extending the scope of collage beyond its physical origins.

As part of Texture and Collage month artist Luca Mainini leads a digital collage workshop.

Source display has been curated by Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London plan and develop events for other young people, 15 – 25 years, to create, experiment and engage with the Tate Collection at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

See also

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