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Final work-Summer Term

The piece reflects on the feeling of displacement connected to my personal double nationality. The work takes inspiration from both Italian and English landscapes which are juxtaposed and intersecting, at the same time creating a further collage by covering parts of a painted self-portrait. Different stages of the creation of the piece: Final piece:

Fragmented combines- Double identity/ nationality

Combining place and identity- the figure and the landscapes linked to its identity, through the use of the fragment and juxtaposition. Transparent surfaces: Creating juxtapositions by painting both surfaces of the glass with a figure and a place: Tape and paper: I have mainly used the process of painting by adding and removing paint, through the use of tape, in order to combine two different images and create layers. Using different mediums for the various layers, (pen, watercolour and acrylic paint) allowed to achieve an effect of transparency.     Collages: This process led me to create collages by destroying completed paintings of different landscapes, and combine them to create new compositions, which result contrasting and abstract. Before:  After   :

Artist Research and Analysis for Summer Term Project

John Stezaker This artist is famous for his collages of unexpected juxtapositions, consisting of old black and white photographs portraying people, often famous actors from classical cinema, who are partly covered with unrelated images, like postcards depicting landscapes and other photos placed upside down. The use of cut-outs and chance procedures to create his work show the influence of the photomontages the Dadaist movement, however his compositions are much more simple. Through minimal changes, the artist transforms the subjects of his pieces completely and forces us to look at them in a different way. What is interesting, in fact, is that even though the collages are seemingly a unity of unrelated subjects put together, a certain harmony can be found among the unsettling compositions. Stezaker has particularly inspired me for the compositions of his collages, covering the faces of his portraits as a way to eliminate their identity, and for the subject matter and con