Nothing New?

 

My dear,

Everything is a remix, a compilation, a mix-tape.

There is nothing new in art except talent.

There is nothing new in art except in the way the puzzle pieces are put together. For the great thing about the puzzle pieces of art is that there are paradoxically no edges and all edges at the same time. Everything connects, yet doesn’t.

The most valuable thing in art isn’t the content, it’s the artist’s eye.

Falsely yours.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

 

“Nothing New” is a collection artworks, inspired equally by The Queen, Andy Warhol and Anton Chekov, generated primarily by using ‘old recycled’ postage stamps.  Collaged together the stamps create portraits of iconic figures from the art world, popular culture, politics and world history.

One of the ironies of this project is that many of the iconic figures represented in this body of work are themselves portrayed on postage stamps from around the world.

The main theme explored in this body of work centres around the concepts of ‘recycling’; be that, the recycling of the stamps that have been used to send a message to ‘someone somewhere’ ; the recycling of ‘famous images of iconic people’ or the recycling of an ‘artistic idea’, that Nothing is New. 

However, the artistic response to this is that “New’ can be recycled from the old xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

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