In Baltimore you think of Hats and Shoes

2004

Swain, Tony
Tony Swain makes collages that combine drawing, gouache and cuttings from newspapers and magazines. The Source material, with vestiges of information and allusions to events, are merged with abstract forms to render new depictions of the world. A paper which is usually looked at and disregarded is used by Swain in order to preserve its use. As he states "The focus of a newspaper is the 'now', but it is a medium that is intended for little more than a cursory glance. I try to unearth aspects of it that might be of more permanent interest and refocus attention on to them". Swain gives his works bizarre titles to suggest alternative means of interpreting and making sense of life.
  • Artwork Details: Image, 33.9 x 53.7cm Paper, 37.4 x 59.6cm
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  • Material description: gouache and collage on newsprint
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Collage
  • Accession number: ACC19/2004

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