Hand cut paper collage
22.22 x 33.02 cm unframed
27 x 40 cm framed
Inspired by the dynamism of his native New York City and its role as an incubator of the outlaw art of graffiti, Greg Lamarche's collages combine the city's relentless rhythm and graffiti's aggressive presence to express the power, elegance and rebelliousness of urban creativity. Using found materials and commercially printed papers from his vast collection of vintage printed matter, Lamarche abstracts graffiti's visual language, playing with a profusion of font styles, word fragments, multiple layers, bold colors, rhythmic repetition, multiple perspective and movement. Each unique work of precisely hand-cut paper thus becomes an interplay of the directness of graphic design and the aesthetics of fine art.
Lamarche has worked as both fine artist and graphic designer since 2000, and has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Phoenix, Print, and Juxtapoz.