Richard Vergez

Richard Vergez

It’s easy to point out Richard Vergez’s influences: Dada, Surrealism, and any movement deemed avant-garde. However, unlike his predecessors, Vergez’s collages are neither chance arrangements or nonsensical, but rather these mass-produced images are carefully composed constructions that are minimalistic and aesthetically clean. Vergez manages to reflect on his influences, but takes their photomontage technique and edits down to the essentials: shapes affecting objects, landscapes and the people who inhabit these spaces. His use of negative space creates a focal point on a narrative that is both abstract and concrete. What's presented are isolated environments in which humans become architecture becoming objects, or is it the other way around?

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Richard Vergez
http://cargocollective.com/richardvergez

 

Christina Paik

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Ada Hamza

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