Monday, November 23, 2009

The decollage artwork of Jacques Villeglé.

Jacques Villeglé caught my attention back in college at a MOMA exhibit called High & Low. His work primarily focuses on the anonymous and on the marginal remains of civilization. Villeglés work is considered decollage because of his building up of layers and then intentionally ripping away to reveal the underlying layers. I love his use of typography from advertisements and images that are randomly placed throughout his works.

Villeglés work reminds me of the intentional art that often happens in urban areas where advertisements are partially torn away revealing fragments of the previous advertisement. The raw energy that Villeglé captures in his work and the vibrant color inspires me in the way that New York inspires me with its grittiness and beauty.

You can see more of his work here and here.

1 comment:

  1. I love this stuff. The layers are fantastic. I have alot of similar stuff.