SUSANA BLASCO

SIAMESE COLLAGES

Susana Blasco

Siamese Collages

EDITION #02. August 2017

THE ARTWORK

Paper Old Mil 250g // 2 pieces of 15 x 15 cm each // Printing offset digital

“These two collages are thought to be one. They must go together but Le Timbre subscriber is the one to choose in which position and order they should go along. The composition meaning varies on whether it is positioned vertically or horizontally and even depending on the order they are placed. There are almost 100 different variations, and it can change from time to time.

I really wanted to take further the game, the randomness and the experimentation related to the collage as a creative process, causing a sense of appropriation on the receiver. I wanted to make a piece that gives the person who receives it the opportunity of completing the artwork with their own vision. When they finally hang it on the wall, it’ll also be their own creation.

This collage’s idea is inspired by the Harlequinade books from the 18th century, the mix & match or the pêle-mêle and the surrealist technique of the exquisite corpse. All the pieces that compose it have been cut out of Spanish magazines from the 40’s and 50’s, especially Sábado Gráfico and Gaceta Ilustrada.”

THE ARTIST

Susana Blasco is a graphic designer, illustrator, and collage artist. All her work, both graphic and artistic, is guided by a strong symbolic charge, where the concept is the epicenter. Each work is an excuse to experiment and recreate with humor and double meanings.

She studied two careers (Advertising and Business), complemented with courses of art and design. She worked for more than 10 years in different studios and advertising agencies in Zaragoza as a graphic designer and art director. In 2007 she opened her own graphic studio and received a DPZ scholarship to expand her artistic studies abroad.

In 2008 she moved to London where she lived until 2011, working as a freelance while studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

She has been living in Bilbao since 2014. Her work, both graphic and artistic, has been featured in specialized media and has been part of many individual and collective exhibitions in Los Angeles, Miami, Lisbon, and Spain.