April 20, 2007 - Wings Projects Art Space - Cut & Paste
April 20, 2007

Cut & Paste

Cut & Paste
Tessa Payne & Guy Shoham
April 27 – June 24, 2007 (by appointment)

Directed by Victoria Preston
Guest Curator: Lisa Bosse

Private View April 26 2007 19.00 21.00

For its forthcoming show, Cut & Paste, Wings Projects Art Space has invited Lisa Bosse, an independent curator, working in Berlin and London. Cut & Paste is a dialogue between two contemporary artists, Tessa Payne and Guy Shoham. In a playful manner both approach collage in a completely different way, creating colourful and convincing out of context worlds from their imagination. The exhibition explores the potential given by both traditional and new media in the creation of collage and investigates how, in the age of computer-technology, the original cutting and pasting can still be invigorating. Collage has developed throughout every major art movement since Braque and Picasso. Today, the variety within the media has expanded and digital manipulation has given new dimensions to these processes. Although both artists explore their playful ideas in different media, Payne and Shoham share a humorous approach to their work, which is rich in aesthetic feel and imagination.

Tessa Paynes work combines manual cutting and pasting with photography. She creates layered multi-media images, which are built up from magazines and photo clippings, altered with spray paint and computer techniques and finally mounted on board and sealed with resin. Her artworks have a three-dimensional feel to them, enticing the viewer into an Alice in Wonderland world that fascinates with the subtle borders between the collage and the original images.

Guy Shoham imitates collage in painting. He devises decorative objects or porcelain figurines, which are staged in imaginative environments against patterned and colourful wallpaper. The created narrative captures an evident sentimentality, while the naturally broken limbs and cracked surfaces fuel the atmosphere with eeriness. The torn and layered imagery is reminiscent of collage, emphasised by the sharp quality of the paint, which creates a tactile surface.

Victoria Preston
Director
Wings Projects Art Space
Ch. de la Moraine, 36
CH-1162 St-Prex
Switzerland

www.wingsprojects.com

Wings Projects Art Space is a dynamic concept for showing contemporary art. Located in a private residence overlooking Lake Geneva, it creates a platform for the production and exhibition of contemporary art in an informal setting and promotes discussion in contemporary culture.

It promotes cultural interchange within Switzerland and its different linguistic regions; invites international artists to exhibit and discuss their work: encourages cooperation between public and private art institutions in the region and provides studio space and accommodation for artists, writers and curators.

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