Sabine Remy’s collages are understated, minimal pictures, a breath of fresh in a collage world which tends to be dominant, hyper, rich and over the top.
Remy prefers to cut away rather than add, is always looking to create a narrative that we can connect to rather than build up a picture that is a cluttered confusion of ideas and notions. What’s more Remy is one of the few female collage artists I’ve come across whose work could be considered feminine. It is more nuanced, deliberate and explores an emotional landscape rather than the cartoon universe that’s ubiquitous in the collage world of the internet. Here’s what she has to say about her work:
Collages are the perfect medium for me. I love how accidentally and unpredictable they are. Even if I have a basic concept in my mind it always depends on the material that is available. I like cutting and glueing elements taken from maps, magazines and books from the 1970s (and earlier) the most because they are often a little bizarre and moreover very colorful. Usually I prefer to combine only a few elements. I like how independent pieces are combined and then work together as one. This way of “telling” stories is fascinating for me. In the end it is always a journey and I never know where it takes me. My motto: I cut, therefore I am!