Collage & Fotomontaje
Friederike von Rauch - Sleeping Beauties
ABIGAIL REYNOLDS works with assemblage and collage, using printed pages found in books to construct her pieces. The use of glass and industrial material in her compositions are associated to images of utopias with idealised landscapes and architectures generating a poetry of illusion and allusion where the visual field is disrupted.
In early 1920, Christian Schad, a German artist working in Swiss Dada circles, sent his tiny abstract cameraless photograms to the Dada impresario Tristan Tzara, who was then living in Paris. Tzara reproduced one of these works in his magazine Dadaphone, and he showed them to Man Ray, who had moved to Paris from New York and lived in the same hotel. In early 1922 Man Ray began to experiment with his own photograms, calling them, fittingly, “Rayographs.”
KATJA STRUNZ Untitled, 2006 Framed collage, 51 x 41 cm