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HANDMADE COLLAGES BY MICHAEL DESUTTER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Michael DeSutter is a mixed media artist and graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, in Art Studies with a concentration in Photography, from Purdue University.

michael desutter, collage, handmade, brooklyn, analog, upper playground

“My collage work is a result of an effort to understand the world of my grandfather. The tactile process of analog collage allows me to intimately explore another place and time. I deconstruct imagery from the past, much as a mechanic disassembles an engine, to understand how it functions. By reassembling these pieces in new ways, I make the world of my grandfather my own, a new visual world, one that exists between his past and my present.”

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