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David Granados Granados David Granados works with fragments of very concrete reality which he reorganizes within a certain construction. In this process, intuition and coincidence play an important role. The fragments used originate from seemingly worthless, often thrown away items from everyday life, such as magazine ‘rippings', leftover posters and other materials. But they all constitute our daily environment. The partial deconstruction of the materials is needed to obtain a new image construction and so reinvent reality. The final form of the collage is not only dictated by coincidence. Indeed, every step in this rebuilding involves a degree of mutilation. Every piece, scrap or shred constitutes to some extent a scar, an offense to the original materials. But this mutilation is at the same time constructive. Moreover, different time moments come to a new unity: the memory of the moments that the original materials were made and the time when images of the originals were reused in the creation of a new image construction. The original materials seem to have no relation to art. But these seemingly artless materials as magazine, posters ,discarded materials, etc. become elements within an alternative and complement to the traditional painting techniques, which are also integral parts of the art work. That’s the reason these collages are ‘painterly collages '. The painterly vision prevails in the new image. The final creation can only be explained through the kinship with the traditional painter’s view. All the components are used in a "balanced" way: certain jammers break through the originally unbalanced composition of the fragments of destructed materials. Winter 2015

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