COLLAGE ARTIST TRADING CARD SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight on Collage Trading Card Artist Peter Boersma
Peter Boersma finds his inspiration in old documents, weathered books and magazines from the past. Besides making collages with his original and unique Scotch tape technique he also makes collages on the sewing machine.
Packs of Collage Artist Trading Cards are a tool for discovering contemporary, fine art collage. Each card is a full colour, 5.5” x 3.5” postcard with rounded corners. An example of an artist’s work is on the front of the card and the artist’s public contact information is on the back.
We asked Boersma some questions about his work.
Who are you?
I’m a 43-year-old graphic designer and collage artist. I studied at the Minerva Academy of Art in Groningen, The Netherlands. I find my inspiration in old documents, weathered books and magazines from the past.
Can you explain the idea behind Untitled 239?
There is no idea behind this work. Because of the big size, it is very hard to have an idea up front. I build and I build, one piece of sellotape after the other, layer by layer. There are about 500 meters of sellotape in this work.
How do you make this work?
I use a lot of sellotape to tear the pictures out of the magazines. The paper/ink that sticks to the tape, I use to build my collages. I like the struggle of making big works. I worked about 8 months on it before I was satisfied. The smaller pieces are much easier.
What is next for you?
These days, I am working on a series of landscapes. I make my mountains and landscapes with tape and pictures from old books and magazines
You can see more of Boersma’s work at www.hehallo.nl
Images: (top to bottom)
Landscape 11 (11.8″x11.8″; collage, mixed media; 2017)
Landscape 3 (19.7″x19.7″; mixed media; 2016)
Untitled 239 (35.4″x47″; vintage magazines, sellotape, epoxy; 2016)
Untitled 251 (8″x8″; vintage magazines, sellotape, epoxy; 2016)
Untitled 256 (8″x3.1″; vintage magazines, sellotape, epoxy; 2016)