Abstract Collage


I have a few journals that I use for collage–I’ve posted some of the ones from the landscape journal–and these are from the one containing abstracts.


I took a book out of the library about Karel Appel a few months ago, and was attracted to his dark paintings from the 50’s.  A lot of his work is colorful and childlike, and I have an affinity for those, but the abstract expressionist-flavored ones he did while hanging out in Paris with de Kooning and Pollack seemed ripe as inspiration for collage.

appel 2s

I didn’t make copies of the exact paintings I used as reference, but found plenty on the net that give a flavor of what he was doing at the time.  In echoing the work of someone I admire, these explorations always allow me to see color, space, and form in fresh ways.

appel 4s

For more about Karel Appel’s work:  http://www.karelappelfoundation.com/index.cfm/site/KarelAppel/pageid/587D151F-9A80-1B27-83DD7080A23F80D0/index.cfm

Tags: , , , , ,

About memadtwo

For more madness, follow me on Instagram @h_zimel

One response to “Abstract Collage”

  1. memadtwo says :

    I like these a lot. Please post some more.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: