June 5, 2024
June 5, 2024

Untitled, 2023
Paper Collage, 50 x 40 cm

In the work of Angel Marcano, the juxtaposition of classical imagery with intricate perforations creates a striking dialogue between the past and the present. The meticulous cutouts disrupt the continuity of the original images, adding a layer of complexity and abstraction. Each piece simultaneously evokes a sense of destruction and creation, as historical figures and scenes are recontextualized through the artist's intervention.

Cult Studios, 2021
Paper Collage, 28 x 21.5 cm

My work has developed through the manipulation, experimentation, and transformation of various materials, especially wire and paper. I am always in search of creating volume, which I believe is due to my training as a sculptor. In collage, by appropriating classical images from art books and transforming them through perforations, I link one layer to another, seeking to distort the image and re-semanticize the harmony and possible meaning. I aim for them to appear as vestiges, as if a fungus had attacked the paper and the images contained within it.

The Naked Man, 2021
Paper Collage, 25 x 20 cm

Laocoonte, 2023
Paper Collage, 33.5 x 33.5 cm

Collage gives me the possibility of transformation, it gives me a starting point, the images printed on the papers serve as a guide for the composition.

La Antigona, 2023
Paper Collage, 43 x 46 cm

The work starts with the search for the books I will use, going to antique stores, book shops and markets. I'm an introverted person so in my free time I'm usually at home collaging. When the piece is assembled, I put them up on the wall and observe them for months, there is always a spot where I can make it look more organic. If I have a show, after selecting the piece I will do the same again.

Untitled, 2022
Paper Collage, 27.5 x 21.5cm

Laocoonte, 2023
Paper Collage33.5 x 33.5 cm

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For Your Viewing Pleasure

An additional selection of works by artists we have our eyes on.

MAGGIE GROAT is a visual artist known for creating images and objects from found and salvaged materials. Her recent projects engage with outdoor space through researched, site-specific approaches, and have been featured in numerous group exhibitions. Groat's work has received several accolades, including recognition on the Sobey Award long-list and the OAAG award for Exhibition of the Year.

WOLFGANG TILLMANS is a German photographer. His diverse body of work is distinguished by observation of his surroundings and an ongoing investigation of the photographic medium’s foundations.

MIGHTY JOE CASTRO is an accomplished Philadelphia based collage artist, musician and designer. His artwork has been shown in galleries and art spaces across the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is a signature member of the National Collage Society.

NIKKO ARCE, based in Oxnard, CA, is a performer, photographer and teacher.

ALLISON ANNE is a multidisciplinary artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Working in collage, zine-making, publishing, and graphic design, they focus on hand-cut paper collage to explore experience and emotion.

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.


Critical Landscapes: Selected Works from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection - MCA Denver

June 7 - September 1, 2024
Featuring a range of artists, the exhibition will highlight the many ways in which artists from this region are engaging with the particular histories, materials, and events directly and indirectly inspired by their environment.


An Ocean in Between the Waves - Gert Motmans
This book, ties together photographs shot on 35mm film from Motmans’ series going by the same name and collages created over the past few years portraying nature in different shapes and forms. Softcover, 128 pages, 240 x 170 mm.


Eating Us by Black Moth Super Rainbow
Black Moth Super Rainbow's fourth album emerged with a crisper and more linear sound, thanks to producer Dave Fridmann. The band retained their distinctive weirdness and vocoder effects but placed a new emphasis on songwriting, resulting in a more coherent and accessible album.