Colette Whittington is a Liverpool (UK) based artist and educator who creates collages, prints, assemblages, films and drawings investigating human experience, relationships, and the interdependent connections between man, science and nature.
Much of Colette’s work is infused with references from the historical iconography in art and literature and the writings of the philosopher Georges Bataille. Her work is both subversive in its melancholy and a quiet observation of the intensity of the relationships we can inhabit. She is currently studying for her M.A and pursuing work exploring the interventions and ‘management’ of the natural world by man.
Play Hacking 1-12 (STUDIES FOR ANOTHER) 2012
Collage, paint and drawing
‘Play hacks’ use collage as a basic visceral strategy to explore the relationship between creativity and play.
Devised as a component ‘kit’, each hack uses the same parameters to create an image; photocopied and found ephemera, the geometry of shape and the rationalisation of space. These devises offer no tangible narrative, although coherence is suggested through the appropriation of figures within the compositions. In choosing to defy conventional meaning, freedom is given to explore the process of invention through the joy and momentum of play. By bringing the creative process into the forefront the studies endeavour to capture the energy of work in progress.