Video: Label collages by Troy Dugas
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Whatever I buy Troy Dugas, he is sure to keep the label from this product. And later, when there are dozens and hundreds of them, the author turns multi-colored pieces of paper into original collages.
However, let's not be cunning: in order to collect the number of labels necessary for work, the author would have to either buy goods in bulk, or wait for many years. He does it easier: he buys unused labels in batches from the manufacturing company.
Collages created by the author resemble either crocheted openwork napkins or colored woven rugs with intricate patterns. It is not easy to guess what these works are actually made of - especially if you do not come close to them. By the way, the similarity with napkins and carpets is not accidental: although Troy Dugas works with paper, he names knitting and sewing of patchwork quilts as the main sources of influence on his work.
Troy Dugas says that in his works he tries to distract the viewer's attention from the original purpose of the label - to draw the attention of the buyer to the product and sell it. “The only product that can now be sold is perhaps the work of art itself,” the author says with a smile.
Among the goods with labels from which Troy Dugas loves to work most of all - cigars, whiskey, beer. The author usually sticks labels or their parts on wood panels or thick cardboard. “At first glance, my work may seem very serious and very organized,” says Troy Dugas. “But when you study them, I think you will find these works rather amusing. Nothing serious as it seems at first. These words of our hero evoke sympathy for him: you rarely meet an author who speaks about his work in a similar vein and does not try to fill simple works with a complex and incomprehensible philosophy.
Troy Dugas was born in the United States in 1970. For some time the author lived in New York, where he worked as a designer. Now Troy has moved to Lafayette and is mainly engaged in creative activities. The author has several personal exhibitions in the United States, and his work can also be seen in the collections of some museums.
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