WAS Artist of the Week…

Javier Piñón: Collage Artist, New York

Piñón’s collages of cowboys are made from images from mid-century road-trip magazines that have begun to lose their color.  So seamlessly made that they seem to arrive fully formed, like found photographs, the collages are often mounted on yellowed handmade paper, creating a warm setting. The images feature cowboys swinging on chandeliers and perched on towers of chairs. What I like most about his collages is the presence of Classical Myth. Like in Theseus and the Minotaur: a cowboy in a rodeolike stadium wrestles a bull-headed figure—violence marked with unexpected comedy.

For more on Javier’s work visit www.javierpinon.com

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