Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages

Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages

Distortions of the Past; Collaborations for the Future is a series by Vancouver-based artist Randy Grskovic of geometric collages of old photographs. The project consists of the artist’s response to found photographs and the distorting of memories captured within.

Grskovic says, “I make some stylistic cuts depending on the mood that the image projects to me, which is essentially a projection of myself onto the image. It’s an anonymous collaboration. The document is now skewed. The memory has changed and so has the document. The photograph as well as any other document is never an accurate depiction of truth.”

Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages
Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages
Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages

“The project, which manifests from the artist’s personal experience with old photos, is an abstract representation of memory, emotions, and the evolution of archiving. Having moved around a lot as a kid, Grskovic lost a lot of baby photos along the way and has only had his intangible memories to rely on. As such, the sentimental value of an old photograph resonated with him. It also became apparent that methods of backing up images have progressed over time to the point where it’s nearly impossible to lose physical artifacts of those captured moments. This project reminds viewers of a time when there wasn’t an abundance of precious photographic information, while revealing a distorted look at the past.” — My Modern Metropolis

Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages
Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages
Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages

via My Modern Metropolis

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