Masala Collage 1: India
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Oil, silkscreen, and acrylic paints on canvas.
Dimensions:100 x 130 cm
Pixels are pushing pencil, paper and brush to the background.
Over the last decade the implementation of information technology has decisively transformed graphic design in the west. India’s growing economy is rapidly catching up with the advertising industry. Once ubiquitous hand painted banners and posters and practically all other material characteristic of its graphic landscape is being replaced by digitally designed and printed material.
The upcoming changes in India, urged graphic artist Merinero and writer, Kooij to go to India and stroll through this vanishing graphic landscape in search for graphicwallahs, silkscreen workshops, and masters of hand painted typography.
Antonio Merinero – collages and photography
Graphic production, graphic artist and traveller , tells stories and transmits ideas through collages.
Inge M. Kooij, concept development and text.
The masalacollages are the result of an investigation into commercial art forms in extinction, carried out in India and in Thailand. Antonio Merinero creates these collages in collaboration with local commercial artists.The works are made with a wide variety of current and “old”commercial and cinema graphics and later brought to life by the skilful hands of billboard painters.