Featured Artist: Lola Dupre’s intricately-warped collage art
Lola Dupre uses an incredibly intricate photo-collaging technique to create precisely warped works of art.
Lola Dupre’s work is so intricate, you could be forgiven for thinking it was created digitally. In fact, instead of using any digital software Lola uses good old fashioned glue and scissors to create her artworks. Each tiny section of the image is cut out of a photocopy and precisely glued down on a sheet of wood, one piece at a time.
Such a time consuming process has to be admired. Hearing Lola speak about her process however, it doesn’t sound like a chore…
“I very much admire and am inspired by digital manipulation, but personally I prefer the tangible results of paper and scissors. I like the subtle shadows and highlights that you can see in a paper collage when viewing in person.”
To be able to create such a large volume of work, using such an intricate process, must require a rare level of patience and commitment.
Lola’s process isn’t just impressive in terms of passion and commitment. It adds a special something to the aesthetic too. Looking closely you can tell that what has been achieved has been done so by hand, adding a certain organic, hand-made charm.
Digitally manipulating photos in this way can often make them appear limp and lifeless. Yet Lola’s precise process adds yet more life to each piece.
This collaging process can create innumerable possibilities; architecture transformed into letters of the alphabet, portraits subtly manipulated so that you can’t quite tell where the original begins and ends. No matter the subject, images are consistently striking. Each artwork leaves you marvelling at both the time and attention needed to create each one.