by Ariadna Zierold
Shay Colley is an artist and graphic designer from Perth, Australia now based in Melbourne. Shay works in a variety of mediums including collage and drawing and is interested in achieving commonality and balance between objects. He enjoys the grit, grain, abstraction and other uncontrollable imperfections of accessible and affordable print processes. His work often features naive hand rendered type, self-depreciating narratives and salvaged printed material.
He goes to secondhand stores and buys heaps of old books and then hand-cuts and glues all his collages. Colley tries to avoid any digital manipulation of his images – unless he is doing some slight color corrections. He feels computers are a great tool but they remove the ‘realness’ of art. He needs things to be raw and to involve hands.