WANDERING COLLAGES BY NICOLA KLOOSTERMAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Netherlands based Nicola Kloosterman creates collages using scraps of collected paper and fragments of images that speak to her. She is especially interested in shape and color, the female body, hands, botanicals, and vintage printed material. Kloosterman likes to use a lot of negative space and her images are always quite airy and light.

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She likes to think of herself as an explorer and a wanderer. Nicola thinks the process of finding images in the torrent of our daily visual communications, carefully excavating them and them recycling them into a new context and narrative is exciting as she never knows where she may end up. Each collage begins with a single image or piece of paper. She then slices, combines, reduces and composes until a new visual narrative emerges on her paper reflecting the incomprehensible, the invisible, the immeasurable and the infinite.

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Melting Wooden Frames

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The work of Bonsoir Paris, like Salvador Dali come to life. DesignBoom writes, “”the shape of a picture frame has been manipulated to a point where it can no longer function as such, but still remains recognizable. the forms have been carved, sanded and finished by hand.” (via)

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From The Citrus Report