ollage has always been one of my favorite mediums. Unlike paint and canvas where the intent is usually obvious due to the time and labor associated with its creation, the power of collage in its truest form lies in the free association of the selected images. From the early experiments of Max Ernst to the mixed media of Robert Rauschenberg, and further on into the world of punk and D.I.Y., collage has a long and rich history as well as a healthy future.
Sophie Kern’s work clearly adds to that future. Her mixed media pieces bring to mind the work of Christina Couceiro, not only for her minimal use of color, but for her use of negative space which both artists have totally mastered in my opinion.
You can keep up with her work via her blog where she posts regularly about her latest exhibitions as well as the work of many other fine artists worth knowing about.