May 29, 2024
May 28, 2024
Airbag for Amy, 2017
Paper Collage, 297 x 420 mm.

In Sonmima’s work, we encounter a dynamic range of styles, from minimal compositions with delicate layering to more assertive and bold approaches. As an artist, she fluidly navigates between various mediums with a genuinely experimental spirit. Her work embodies a playful yet profoundly contemplative mode of storytelling, inviting viewers into a rich and multifaceted experience.

Untitled, 2017
Paper Collage, 297 x 210 mm.

I create collages intuitively, often feeling as though they are not made by me, but through me. I am merely a tool, ensuring that all necessary materials are at hand. Collage, for me, is also a meeting with myself and my limitations every time, and I cannot stop experimenting with new materials and techniques

Overlook, 2018
Paper Collage, Acrylic, 297 x 420 mm.

Collage, for me, is primarily an exploration. It's an exploration of myself, my states of being, and the flow that captivates me, compelling me to create. It's also always about the outcome, as I seldom approach my work with any expectations. I am an observer and executor of what flows through me.

Day 5 from 31 Day Project, 2023
Paper Collage, 297 x 210 mm.

Day 7 from 31 Day Project, 2023
Paper Collage, 320 x 240 mm.

For me, it's crucial to maintain a theme of non-judgment in the creative process, allowing it to flow freely. Independence from others' opinions about the work is significant—I may contemplate it beforehand, but ultimately, I let the collage or any art work simply come into being.

Day 10 from 31Day Project, 2023
Paper, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Watercolor, Pencil, Pastel, 297 x 420 mm.

Day 19 from 31 Day Project, 2023
Paper Collage, 200 x 200 mm.

Sonmima is a versatile artist, adept in various visual art forms including collage, painting, and tattoo. She currently works as a props designer for Lepta Production in Lisbon and is a student at the School of Contemporary Art AR.CO in Lisbon. Sonmima relocated with her family from St. Petersburg, Russia, at the onset of the war. She has held personal collage exhibitions in both St. Petersburg and Lisbon and has created collages for brands, magazines, and music album covers.

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BRYAN GRAF utilizes a combination of techniques and materials within his experimental approach to photography. His work explores the tension between control and chance, as he deliberately upends accepted conventions of photographic representation, creating expressive works that speak to a more emotional and sensorial experience of the world.

ELIZABETH ZVONAR is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada. She makes objects and pictures that think through metaphor and the metaphysical, often using humour and references to art history. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.

NAZARIO GRAZIANO was born and resides in Italy. Primarily an illustrator, he has been actively working in publishing and for international brands since around 2002. His world is characterized by romanticism, irony, and dreaminess, all set to a backdrop of good music.

SHOSHANA SCHULTZ is a designer and art director at New York Times Opinion. She earned her MFA in Graphic Design from MICA. Previously, Shoshana worked at Variety, Giffords Law Center, and once managed a 1-acre urban farm. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is an artist working in photography whose projects weave together histories and possibilities of portraiture, queer and homoerotic networks of production and collaboration, and the material and conceptual potential of blackness at the heart of the medium.

Out and About

How and where to engage with collage in the world around us.
What to watch, read, and experience, as curated by the Collé team.


Kinds of Kindness by Yorgos Lanthimos

Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.


Alvaro Barrington – The Art of Making Art

Fifteen takes on Alvaro Barrington.
From Fantastic Man n° 38 — 2024.
Text by Seb Emina
Photography by Robbie Lawrence


Au Service De La France – Nicolas Godin

Nicolas Godin, renowned as one half of the iconic French duo AIR, has composed a captivating new original soundtrack for the second season of "Au Service De La France". This TV series chronicles the intriguing adventures of various spies set against the backdrop of the 1960s.