Bloodblack collages, New York 1993-95

 

From 1993-95 I worked on a series of collage paintings called Bloodblack, a word taken from a late Paul Celan poem called “Whorish othertime”. I had been making black paintings and collages for several years and enjoyed the morbid ambiguous connotations of the term. I first made a group of drawings that incorporated accidental processes each concluding with a pour of red paint. As collages, several of these were precisely replicated on a much larger scale using pre-painted paper. In each case the final element of collage was the red layer, cut from one piece of painted paper.

 

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