"There used to be a storage area near the waterfront in Sunset Park where old trains taken out of service were parked; their last stop before they were scrapped. I used to frequent the scrap yard during the late 80s and 90s and this collage is loosely based on a photograph I shot then."
Inspired by the dynamism of his native New York City and its role as an incubator of the outlaw art of graffiti, Greg Lamarche's collages combine the city's relentless rhythm and graffiti's aggressive presence to express the power, elegance and rebelliousness of urban creativity. Using found materials and commercially printed papers from his vast collection of vintage printed matter, Lamarche abstracts graffiti's visual language, playing with a profusion of font styles, word fragments, multiple layers, bold colors, rhythmic repetition, multiple perspective and movement. Each unique work of precisely hand-cut paper thus becomes an interplay of the directness of graphic design and the aesthetics of fine art.
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