Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant

Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant

Award-winning graphic designer Jeremy Grant is an emerging artist born in California, currently living and working in Denver, Colorado. Focusing on mixed media collage, with strips of paper and photographs, and the utilization of the assemblage of found objects, his body of works explore the themes of destruction & creation, death & resurrection, and chaos & familiarity. After breaking down his materials he brings them back together, pairing the items in unexpected ways and transforming these discarded, disconnected objects into assembled pieces of art, where he likes to think of this as creating new life out of destruction.

Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant
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“My process of making collage and assemblage works begins with an act of bestowing significance. Found objects, papers, and photographs catch my attention, and by salvaging them, I give them value. For me, the concepts I am embodying in my artistic disciplines are as important to me as the final works themselves. Ultimately I am reflecting on how people find and determine worth, value and abundance in the midst of pain, destruction and death.” – Jeremy Grant

Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant
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Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy GrantLife Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant(Click for detail)

Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant
Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant

“Once I have gathered my materials, I often destroy them. I deconstruct furniture. I pound metal flat and slice photographs into tiny strips. I once reduced a wood cabinet to a pile of cubes. My goal is to decontextualize an object; to remove the most obvious, familiar associations; and to let the character and quality of the materials organically emerge. In taking an object apart, I discover its base element. To me, my destructive artmaking process also mirrors the way that all of us humans experience loss and suffering during our short existence.” – Jeremy Grant

Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant
Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant
Life Through Death, Collage and Assemblage Works by Jeremy Grant

images courtesy of Jeremy Grant via submission

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