As a collage artist I merge the themes of time, race, sexuality, popular culture, and post-colonialism in three-dimensional collage art.
As with many artists of my generation, my concern is with what it means to be an artist living under times of increasing crisis. Rather than beginning from a preconceived position, I collage in dialogue with the materials to temper and aggravate the meaning in between the images, often through the use of visual parodies.
My method, then, is not to design from a preconceived idea but to allow the materials to maintain tensions. By using collage as a tool rather than a medium, the process naturally presents opportunities to merge themes of time, race, sexuality, popular culture, post-colonialism, and printed media, and as such is the most direct medium for reflecting on our time. Collage creates disjunctures and tensions between images, and as such it hints at that which is normally excluded from representations of our time. My work thus points towards reimagining the present through the excesses of its representations.
My art consists of collaged paper materials sourced from postage stamp collections, encyclopaedias, magazines, pornography and others miscellaneous sources, which I collage into three dimensional framed dioramas.http://www.berrymeyer.com