Sunday, August 26, 2012

Collages of Dennis Parlante

I'm finding that I'm becoming more and more interested in, and being inspired by, the many different styles of collage art. Dennis Parlante's collages is one of the artists, whose work I am drawn to. Below is some of his work, and a video that I found in researching his work, in which he explains his some of his influences.




I like his term "interesting pieces of paper that no one wants anymore".
I have a lot of those! He also speaks of being influenced by Japanese calligraphy, which I LOVE!

Dennis Parlante
This one uses Asian script, and the center line suggests calligraphy.

Dennis Parlante, "Any other son"

. . the composition and neutral color palette . . and . . script


This composition is what I call "symmetrical composition" on perhaps could be said that it is based on a grid.  

Dennis Parlante, "O"

Dennis Parlante, "V"

Dennis Parlante, "Horizontal 20", collage

Dennis Parlante, "Black and Tan #5"

Dennis Parlante, "Eller"

Dennis Parlante, "Changing Thoughts"

Visit Dennis's website. He has many many more. 

Right now I am planning an encaustic collage painting using vintage Asian note books and accounting books, that I was delighted to find online. 

14 comments:

  1. I can see the appeal there Jann...I find them fascinating. Thanks for the link.

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    1. Hi Jo . . "fascinating" . . me to . . simple, yet strong to me. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Fun video! His work is compelling and strong. Thanks Jann.

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    1. Hi Leslie . . I had seen his work a while ago and was delighted when I found the video. I so enjoy it, when artists speak about their work on video. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  3. I particularly like "v" the envelope collage and enjoyed seeing his paintings in the video.

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    1. Hi Robyn . . the way he uses the envelopes in "v" is so unique, and I really enjoyed seeing his paintings, because he doesn't have any on his website. Thanks for your visit. :)

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  4. Oh wow. Thank you go much for introducing me to this artist. I feel inspired too! Can't wait to see your piece.

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  5. Hi Bridgette . . thank you for visiting. :)

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  6. We have ALL the same loves! script, grid, Asian calligraphy, simple line... all of it! Dennis Parlante is one of my favorites as well.

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    1. Hi Donna . . Thank you for visiting here . . I'm finding it quite a struggle to go more minimal. It does take courage!!

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  7. How are we looking at the paintings of Mark Rothko these days?
    Is he old hat, replaced in America by more contemporary concerns? Looking at his minimal canvases and their enticing floating squares of subdued paint live at the MOMA recently, I had to stop to wonder whether he still communicates to a modern and younger audience.
    Wahooart.com, the site that sells good canvas prints to order from their database of digital images, has many Rothko prints. I ordered this one, Blue and grey, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWU7F
    , that I have now hanging in my study. I can spend a long time looking at this elusive image that takes me to some other place not in this world.

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  8. Bonsoir Jann, je vous souhaite de bonnes fêtes: thibault

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  9. Merci Thibault! J'espère que vous avez eu un joyeux Noël aussi. J'ai été absent visite à mon fils dans une autre partie des États-Unis, et n'était pas en mesure de vous répondre jusqu'à présent. Moi aussi, j'ai pas été affiché sur mon blog. Ravi de vous entendre. Avoir une bonne année aussi!

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  10. Very interesting, I too work a lot with discarded books and paper! Just to let you know I came via Seth Apters blog list! regards Joan

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