How did you discover collage?

I came across collage as teenager, as I was discovering the Dadaïst movement and artists such as Max Ernst, Hannah Hoech, Kurt Schwitters and many others.

What did you like about the collage medium?

Collage has no limits in terms of technique, style, or the materials that one chooses to integrate into the work. I find it incredibly liberating. It’s a very open and generous medium that allows for a creative language and exploration.

How would you describe your style?

I don’t think I have a style. I work in a cyclical fashion, depending on themes that interest me at a given time.

In one word, what makes you unique?

I don’t think that my work necessarily distinguishes itself from that of other collage artists. I think that I am influenced by the collages I like by artists around me.

Where do you find you collage material? What are your favorite magazines?

The material with which I work is everywhere. Anything can be of use. I like to work with the scraps and cut-outs from previous collages. I never throw out these precious scraps because I know that they might come in handy later.

Any advice for a newcomer collagist?

Create without self-censoring and have fun!

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Anouk Sugàr
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