Repressed Emotion

“I find that this part of my work expresses some kind of repressed emotion within me…” - the artist

3, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

3, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

My series of collages have no specific message, but they do serve as a form of calming therapy for me. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with work or other artistic endeavors, I tend to find myself making these abstracted collages.

At Least Try, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

At Least Try, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

My other work has almost no connection to these collages, and some could argue that these collages were simply not made by me.

Tropical, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

Tropical, 2017, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for sale

“In a weird way, these collages just spring out of my mind without any warning.” - the artist

A Void, 2019, Collage, 4 in. X 6 in., Not for sale

A Void, 2019, Collage, 4 in. X 6 in., Not for sale

As an animator and a painter, I find that this part of my work expresses some kind of repressed emotion within me that I have yet to fully understand.

Simplistic, 2018, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for Sale

Simplistic, 2018, Collage, 11 in. X 8 in., Not for Sale

However, I welcome this odd phenomena as these collages have encouraged me to travel as far as I possibly can to collect foreign magazines to add to my arsenal of collage materials.

About the collection:

The method used in creating these collages is served as a strange form of therapy. Majority of the collage material used in these pieces come from my collection of flyers, posters, magazines and the like from my travels around the world.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.rigatonigarrido.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rigatoni.garrido, as well as Instagram @ravioliantipasta.


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