Touchon's painted works on canvas are based upon his own collage compositions and provide a kind of hyper mirror of the found bits and pieces in carefully produced designs that echo the broken record of visual data found on street walls throughout the world. Using fragments of torn poster texts and type, the artist has re-imagined visual consciousness as still photos with beguiling, moving parts. Strict color schemes – and sometimes Bauhaus-inspired designs – offer a visual fluency of not only modernist tendencies, but contemporary ones. The results are rich and well-wrought visual poems stripped down to their barest of bones.
(Pictured above: Post Dogmatist Painting 287, acrylic on birch panel, 40 x 30 inches).
Touchon's The Art of Collage runs through July 4, 2010. Click to see installation shots.
Details: The Art of Collage/Cecil Touchon. The Nuart Gallery 670 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 Telephone: 505.988.3888