January 24, 2024
March 13, 2024
Thunderstorms, 2022
Analogue collage, 28 x 22 cm

Nina Fraser's collages uniquely explore identity and place, shaping ephemeral memories into physical forms. Through her multidisciplinary approach, including performance and sculpture, Fraser recontextualizes found images, inviting contemplation on the fluid interaction between ourselves and our environments.

Calendario Avulso, 2022
Analogue collage, 19 x 13 cm

I create artworks that reflect upon a sense of place to shape memory traces into physical form. Investigating ways of being, I explore ideas of transformation, connection and belonging through modes of thought, human and non-human systems and structures.

Dark Matter, 2022
Analogue collage, 24 x 19 cm

Collage is a rupture, whether it is a simple tear in an image to transform its meaning, a combination of things that shouldn't go together, or simply a piece of paper that isn’t glued properly to its support - it never suggests solidity. Its birth into life is often spontaneous, like a chance meeting with someone you haven't seen in ages. It takes on a life of its own that was never its life to own. It can come into existence and disappear again in the flash of an eye. It can also hang around in one's mind for years after it first showed itself to the viewer. It takes its meaning from a multitude of voices, it does not imply certainty.

Restless Flowers, 2022
Analogue collage, 42 x 30 cm
Verao na Natureza, 2022
Anwet pasted collage, 26 x 19 cm

I have often found that if I focus the work within the constraints implicated in any given situation, it develops quicker and with greater conviction. I work with what comes to me at any given period. This can be a lot, or very little. I habitually used magazine imagery and found packaging materials, but now I am using a lot of found natural materials. I was donated a large pile of vintage National Geographics, but instead of using the images (which are actually so good I found it difficult to connect) I discovered that the ink from the magazine is quite volatile. I developed a method of frottage using an iron and beeswax to remove the ink from the page.

Aviso, 2022
Analogue collage, 21 x 30 cm

Working with a multidisciplinary approach that roots itself within the materiality of paper, I harness ephemera from my location to produce collages, paintings, and sculptures, intercepting other disciplines such as performance and poetry to activate meaning and generate connections. Often working site-specifically and/or collaboratively, notions of authorship are blurred and the found image might be appropriated, contaminated, altered or destroyed.

Balcony, 2022
Analogue collage, 30 x 22 cm

Nina Fraser was born in 1984, St. Albans, United Kingdom. She is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.

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For Your Viewing Pleasure

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

In Craig Deppen's work, the fusion of collage, craft, and design reveals an exploration of relationships and self, where the visible process of creation underscores a dialogue with time and memory. His work serves as a testament to both maximalist and minimalist tendencies, encapsulating the ephemeral nature of emotional expenditure.

Born in England in 1968, Liberty Blake developed her artistic passion early, influenced by her arts-rich upbringing. Educated in art and painting in England, she moved to Utah in 1997, where she explored abstract collage and large-scale projects, including the notable 'Work in Progress Mural Project.' Now based in Salt Lake City and represented by The Phillips Gallery, her recent works focus on the impact of wildfires.

Melanie Garcia has a deep affinity for collage. While pursuing her BFA in Film Production at Concordia University, she ventured into the realm of large-format digital collage. Following a phase of artistic development, her focus shifted to analog mixed media collage, exploring themes centered around the human body, its interaction with the environment, and our existence in the world.

Naomi White is an abolitionist feminist, artist, and educator, working on ideas at the intersection of political ecology and photography. Throughout her work White addresses an array of complex contemporary issues, questioning dominant ethics and narratives throughout history, and asking how we can shift our focus away from the current capitalist model of exploitation to one of equity and collective voice, for the sake of all people, animals and the planet.

Nata Drachinskaya is a sculptor and collage artist, originally from Russia and now based in Santa Clara, California, USA. Her art primarily investigates the deconstruction and reconstruction of memories, influenced by theories of memory's retroactivity as discussed in Slavoj Zizek's “The Event.” Drachinskaya's work, which includes collage, sculpture, and photography, explores personal memories, drawing inspiration from theoretical sources like Maria Stepanova's “Memory of Memory” and Yoel Regev's “Coinsidentology: A Short Introduction to the Method.”

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.


Cut Me Up Issue 12: Eros

The latest issue of Cut Me Up, curated by Allan Bealy, features a selection of 18 artworks that explore the realm of eroticism. The erotic is not merely synonymous with sex, but rather encompasses a range of human emotions and experiences integral to creativity. For this issue, artists were asked to imagine their own erotic landscape through the medium of collage while incorporating elements from Cut Me Up Issue 11.


Fragmented Lucidity: The Art of Collage and Photomontage

ROSEGALLERY is pleased to present Fragmented Lucidity: The Art of Collage and Photomontage, a presentation of works by Katrien De Blauwer, Ken Graves, and Kensuke Koike. On view until February 17th, 2024 at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, California.


Passive With Desire by Choir Boy

Since his recording debut as Choir Boy in 2016, Adam Klopp has crafted nostalgic anthems, tapping the sound of swirling 1980s synth noir and captivating, cinematic songs sweeping with pensive sorrow and glowing hope. As a former member of the Mormon faith, Klopp spent his youth both in the pews of his place of worship, but also churning through DIY punk venues, before leaving the sect in the thick of a mission in Tahiti.