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Jannis Paetzold

Jannis Paetzold is a collage artist applying surrealistic techniques to create collage artworks that both play with and question our inherited ways of seeing. In a humorous and witty manner he combines found imagery from vintage and contemporary books, magazines and postcards and subsequently layers them into a new context. With his poetic and humorous works which are of touching and distinct style he consistently questions our diverse relations to the world of photography and graphic design. In his second series entitled „Sculptures“, Jannis explores the boundaries of classic collage art. Whether this means to swap chisel for scissor and stone for paper and to carve out sculptures and fragments from found imagery or to contemplate over the dynamic of a brush stroke. His formations display an intrinsic conflict, a reflection of movement and idle state, focus and decay.