Peter Plagens

As It Were 1988
mixed media 9.5 x 4.75 in

Small collages form part of an on-going "semi-private" body of work Plagens has been producing for more than 20 years. "I allow a little more - words, bits of photographs, pieces of reproduction of paintings - into the collages, because I then crop like mad and edit things out. Still, they function as a kind of release from the heavier lifting of painting. I can get things off my chest in them and still - I hope - make something beautiful."