AVAILABLE TODAY | JAMES GALLAGHER | CHINE-COLLE ETCHINGS
Thursday 21st of June 2012
James Gallagher is the finest collage artist working today, and this week The Outsiders is proud to unveil two new editions from the Stüssy collaborator.
Pinschur #2 and Stronger #7 were both made using the "Chine-collé" process originally developed in China – Chine refers to the light Chinese tissue paper often employed, and collé means "paste". Two pieces of paper are used to make the print, with the thinner Chine pressed upon the thicker archival base layer.
James' elegant collages use antique books and magazines - his favourites being National Geographic and 70s loveplay manuals – to create images evoking the "secret internal worlds" of our imaginations. His work for Stüssy has included T-shirts as part of the streetwear giant's Guest Artist Series. James also edited Gestalten publishing's lauded 2011 book Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage.