The International Weird Collage Show will be put on by The Weird Show, a collective that organise group exhibitions focusing on contemporary collage art as a medium. Established in 2010, they have since held 13 exhibitions around the world and are proudly celebrating their 14th edition at Jealous Gallery in London.
Previous exhibitions have showcased some of the worlds most exciting and disruptive artists working in contemporary collage, and the London show will be no different. Focusing on artists who search for new ways of approaching the medium, the exhibition aims to leave the clichés behind in order to help redefine the way collage is made and conceived. The show will be curated by Weird Show founder Max-o-matic and London based artist James Springall and will feature some of the most cutting edge contemporary collage out there, with a selection of artists from around the world that explore a wide variety of approaches and techniques.
Featuring 25 artists in total, the International Weird Collage Show will present a large variety of handmade collage art alongside limited edition prints. The opening night on Feb 1st will see the artist and soundtrack composer Maxwell Sterling perform a live sound collage based on his highly acclaimed record Hollywood Medieval, released in 2017 and for which the artists mother, post- punk collage legend Linder Sterling, provided the sleeve artwork.
One of the most influential innovators of modern collage.
Sergei Sviatchenko was born in Ukraine and lives and works in Viborg, Denmark. A provocateur in the world of contemporary art, Sviatchenko’s collages and paintings have been exhibited globally. His work explores everyday objects with the use of photography and collage elements, which are turned into scarp contoured, sculptural expressions to highlight the process of navigating through the rapid flow of visual impressions that the contemporary consumer is constantly confronted with.
In our world of sensory overload, Sviatchenko stands out as an artist with unique vision. The first comprehensive collection of his collage and painting was documented in the book Everything Goes Right & Left If You Want It, (Gestalten, Berlin). Then, in October 2014, Sergei Sviatchenko: Collages was published. Edited by Rick Poynor, a prominent British writer, lecturer and curator, specializing in visual culture, it gathers Sviatchenko’s most significant work from the past 10 years alongside little seen collages from his early years in Ukraine.