Featured Artist | AK Hardeman

October 4, 2021

My work is collage based. It’s physically constructed by layering collected print material, found photographs and hand painted paper. The painted paper is more akin to monotype printed surfaces and staining. In recent work, I’ve been pigment treating the surfaces of Japanese washi paper, Thai mulberry paper and Italian printmaking paper as collage material. I’m interested in the analog version of creating a sense of registration and purposeful mis-registration. The space between the two is energized by a vibrating visual distortion as a result. I work on both paper and wood panel surfaces, moving the image from table to wall to floor and back to table at times. The limitless process of collage based work is exciting to me as a truly malleable medium.