March 20, 2024
March 21, 2024
Still from Awaken Android 01, 2024
Paper performance with a printed portrait, sewing threads, mirror paper, cobalt paint, 21 x 30 cm.


Mime Paris traverses ancient and contemporary worlds. His work intertwines elements from second-hand books, everyday materials, and modern technologies, creating a narrative that spans the past, present, and future. Through collage, he articulates the complexities of the human experience, blending textures, historical imagery, and vivid colors.

SLIDE, 2023
Painting on 80 years old book page, 21 x 30 cm

"I’m attached to the flaws inherent to humankind. We are all much the same: we make mistakes, we feel vices, at times give in to them, and we correct our flaws as best we can. Humankind delights me, enlightens me, wounds me, no longer surprises me, and at times forgives me… as I can sometimes forgive anyone - without any religious principles. I strive to transcribe these flaws through my experiences, my life, leaving a blue patch as a mirror, a witness to the scene."

Printed portrait, handmade concrete, gold powder, acrylic, 21 x 30 cm.

"Antique civilizations inspire me and serve as my subjects, representing identities both universal and eternal in a contemporary context. Are these Greco-Roman statues and Egyptian sculptures really devoid of any flaws? How would they react in today’s world? Through all these inspirations and my own experiences, I feel the need to confront and to unite these two different worlds… On a simple sheet of paper, I found my solution: collage."

Undefined Movement 01, 2023
Paper performance with printed portrait, paper, gold powder, blue acrylic liquid painting, metal spheres, 21 x 30 cm.

SUBJECT 01, 2023
Paper performance on printed portrait, paper, metal wires, acrylic, gold & silver powder, 21 x 30 cm.

"I work with second-hand books that are quite old, ranging in age from 40 to 80 years. This experience often impresses upon me the notion of imbuing these books with new life and adding further narrative to their subjects. In conjunction with these old visuals, I frequently select statues from ancient Greece and Egypt to place in a contemporary context. Sometimes, I incorporate materials that resemble 'cyber' or high-end technology. The purpose behind this juxtaposition is to encapsulate the past, present, and future on paper."

Painting on 80 years old book page, 21 x 30 cm.

"I think collage is a constant evolution of art. And for some artists (like me) it's the genesis of their art journey. The practice is very/will remain accessible to everyone who wants to express itself in an artistic way."

Mesmerized 01, 2023
Paper performance on printed portrait, paper, acrylic, gold & silver powder. 21 x 30 cm.

Mime Paris was born in 1988 in Tours, France. He is still based there.

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

Andrea Burgay is a visual artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work combines collage, sculpture and found materials to elevate the overlooked and the mundane via transformative physical processes. Through a process of adding and removing layers of handmade and collected materials she presents a physical manifestation of the passage of time, destruction and decay, with a sense of potential renewal.

Mac Premo: American, b. 1973; RISD ‘95; artist, filmmaker, commercial director. Mac’s films have exhibited in film festivals worldwide, and his art has exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Belfast, London, Florida and MoMA PS1 in Queens.

Katy Williamson is an award-winning collage artist. Born in 1982, she’s originally from New Zealand, now based in the UK. She works primarily in analogue collage, but also experiments with digital and animated pieces.

For LA ­based artist Dewey Saunders the “medium” is the message. In true internet era fashion Saunders has created an identity for himself that is not based on delivering a single product in a single medium repeatedly. Instead Dewey has a vision, and a style born of the various sensibilities, and he is constantly adapting his work to his surroundings.

Hippolyte Hentgen is an artistic duo made up of Gaëlle Hippolyte and Lina Hentgen. Brought together under this fictitious name, which they consider as a space for their shared work as well as a means of distancing any notion of authorship, the two artists explore a field of research that mainly revolves around the image.

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.


Vince Aletti – The Drawer

Opening at White Columns in New York on Friday, March 22nd, from 6-8pm, is an installation based on/around Aletti's award-winning 2023 book, 'The Drawer'. This installation is drawn from Vince's vast and legendary collection of printed ephemera.


How Takuma Nakahira’s “Circulation” Breathed Life into Photography

During the 1971 Paris Biennale, Nakahira photographed, printed, and exhibited his daily images of the city—creating a landmark photo-installation that pushed the bounds of a “living” work.


Sky Girl - Compilation, 2016

The compilation "Sky Girl," initially sold at the Colette boutique in Paris, embodies the intimacy of a personal mixtape. Spanning the 1960s to the early 1990s and traversing genres from Christian folk to minimal wave, it showcases a selection of obscure tracks that share an ethereal, introspective quality.