Nieuwe Landschappen | I Morphe Mountains. Old images of mountain ranges, portraits of Che Guevara or Marilyn Monroe, photos of clouds, dresses, cars: Using my unique technique, I turn it into fictitious mountain landscapes.
I made my first collage with tape and paper in 1999. I think I've been using adhesive tape for more than ten kilometres ever since. I prefer to work with worn-out magazines, sometimes more than a century old. After both abstract and figurative periods, I now concentrate on a specific theme: mountains. Everything is possible in a mountain landscape. Weather, light, soil types, vegetation: walking through the mountains a continuous spectacle of shadows, lines and colours takes place before your eyes. Even in a collage everything is possible'.
I started by making collages of mountains based on old photographs of existing mountain ranges. New landscapes were created by combining shreds of photographs of the Dolomites and the Himalayas, for example. In the meantime I have set myself the challenge of creating mountain landscapes with completely different images as a source. Glaciers arise from white surfaces in magazines, ridges from the hairs of portrayed persons, lakes from flinters of blue paper. Everything and everyone can become a mountain'. www.hehallo.nl