Sublime | Nina Fraser
MUTE Gallery & Contemporary Art Platform
Rua Cecilio de Sousa 20C, 1200-100 Lisboa
10 January 18:30 - 7 February, 2019
Open Wednesday to Saturday from 15:30 to 19:30
“I have gathered a posy of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own.”
– Michel de Montaigne
Collage, for me, is a method of negotiation in the modern world - taking into account the global nature of information, allowing the dissemination of a multitude of voices. By harvesting, fusing and re-constructing references from myriad sources, collage allows me to playfully expand from the two dimensional plane to three dimensional sculpture, using the unpredictability of the process to unearth new connections.
The work in Sublime presents and explores, through a variety of references including allegory and myth, our relationship with landscape, desire, and the quest for elevation out of our present circumstances through acquisition of commodities and experiences. Employing found materials culled from the local urban environment, the work plays strongly off the notion of chance, carrying traces of significance in its source, whilst questioning perceived value of ownership and appropriation of another's creative property.
With an awareness of the nowness of the media, the intention of Sublime is, through the visual language of cut and paste, to allow the past to intrude on the present, resulting in a contemporary explosion of a modern fragmented reality, one that perpetually drives us forward only to return to the ever present moralistic dilemmas that have shaped us before.
In a world saturated by selfies and carefully curated instagram profiles, It's about time to have some fun mixing it up. Explore the underlying meaning in commodity advertising, pull apart the messages that we are bombarded with everyday, and reconstruct a new identity, or a mistaken identity - it's up to your imagination. This workshop surrounds the notion of masks, using imagery from popular magazines and journals to allow us to explore and transform our idea of the 'ideal'.
"Collagistas Festival is a celebration of contemporary collage. Our primary purpose is to create an opportunity where collage artists from all over the world can come together to share ideas and thoughts about their collage practise and to disseminate this information through workshops and presentations.
KAOS International Festival of Contemporary Collage
05/07/18 - 14/08/18
Mergentaler Gallery. Layer House, Kranj Art District, Slovenia
March 12th has been officially* declared #WorldCollageDay. To celebrate this international appreciation of the art of collage, international artist Nina Fraser will be hosting a collage workshop focussing on manipulation of imagery relating to nature and the contrasting urban landscape of the city.
You will use magazine imagery to create your own landscape scenes that explores what it is to live in a city and how our relationship to nature changes based on our own personal situations. More importantly, it is a good excuse to have a lot of fun cutting up images, expanding our creative horizons, and witnessing the magic that is created from new, witty or disturbing new juxtapositions. Plus, collage is a great way to make new friends, and you get to enjoy a delicious brunch after the workshop courtesy of café TATI.
Frammenti is the collective exhibition of the 15 winning artists of “FRAMMENTI CALL.4.COLLAGIST” the open call organized by Perugia Social Photo Fest with the aim of giving visibility to new artists who express themselves through the medium of analogic collage.
Artist Nina Fraser brings together experiences, travel, insights, and hometowns, in her latest exhibition 'Consequential', presenting daily work from September 2017, involving participation from across the globe, including UK, USA, Japan, India, Spain, Poland, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Myanmar, Africa, and Brazil. Nina uses landscape photography as a stimulus for her collages, resulting in abstract, colourful and often unexpected new vistas.
The exhibition will be opened on 3rd Feb, at Harbour Lights Picturehouse Ocean Village, Maritime Walk, Southampton SO14 3TL, UK between 5 - 8pm.
Continues until 28th Feb.