Those are really collages although I didn’t make any cut-outs at all. They also follow the style of classical painting, because I have spent hours editing them on Photoshop. The invested time is important and I kept track of the hours of work (between 3 and 20 hours each!). I used different kind of found photography: trendy magazines, porn, cars, cheap material… you name it.
I had to descreen them and it gave them a kind of softness and age (don’t try to see that in these miniatures on your monitor!).
Finally I tried to erased the motive subject in the picture: people, cars… I consider these pictures an exercise in contemporary composition. How do we arrive to this? What do we see when the main subject is gone?. Are they formal art?. How do we perceive?. What does working mean?…but let all that crap wait for the critics.