Scotland-based collage artist and illustrator Lola Dupré is known for her distinctive style in creating works with paper and scissors. With a remarkable resume of clients, Dupré references the Dada movement of the early 20th Century and the digital manipulations of the present day. Over the past decade, her commercial projects have included cover art for the TIME Magazine and Penguin Classics and assignments with Nike Basketball and The Atlantic Magazine.
Duprés collages are true labours of love, with some pieces taking more than a month to make
The artist has embraced a very unique technique to achieve the wanted visual for her work. By altering original images, she obliterates them into pieces before building them back up, creating a new surreal reality different from the original. In a technique that can only be described as manual manipulation of an image, an extremely intriguing point of view in an overly digital era, Dupré alters reality by slowly cutting and pasting pieces of paper onto a canvas. To build the final image the artist wants, ten to twenty original copies of the original might be needed, for the artist to create a new perspective of her own liking. Some of Dupré’s work feel grotesque and bizarre, while others distort the original in only such a minor way, the viewer feels the slightest unease. Some feel more geometric and optical art, while some simply bring a smile to your face.
In a technique that can only be described as manual manipulation of an image, an extremely intriguing point of view in an overly digital era, Dupré alters reality by slowly cutting and pasting pieces of paper onto a canvas.
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