The Collage and Illustration of Sophie Kern

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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.

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November 9, 2010

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    Great stuff. I think the art of collage is soo great because it recombines elements, while at the same creating and combining new ones. It would be like a DJ mixing obscure pre-exisiting musical elements along with a large amount of his own musical creations. Collage tends to have a very timeless quality to me that I associate with heavy drug use for some reason. Reminds me of old Archigram. mmmmmmmmmmm

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    emanster provolone

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    I like the comparison of collage to DJing. One would think working with pre-made materials you’d hit some sort of road block where you realize everything’s been done before, but that never happens.

    I’m still finding great and innovative collage artists and still listening to DJs bringing new life to old records.

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    This was awesome!

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    magnus janson

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      Check out her book Riegn which is featured in her blog. It’s amazing.

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