M. Carrington Arredondo
Mixed media collage artist in San Francisco, California, USA
I'm a San Francisco mixed media artist & former graphic designer. My pre-press cut+paste life evolved into bookbinding & paper collage. I now paint abstract compositions using collage & typography as under layers. Sanding down through acrylic paint reveals symbols, words & secrets.
I love type, letterforms, grids, hieroglyphs, ancient runes, graffiti, asemic writing & mark-making. Unconcerned with making beautiful things, I rely on intuition to produce bold shapes, distressed textures & contrast. I am not in control of the process. Perfection is not my friend. If unsatisfied with results, I will destroy my work as easily as create it & begin again.
I present my square-format works unframed on gallery-profile canvas & wood panels. All my pictures are titled, signed & dated on the back.
CITY ART COOPERATIVE GALLERY & ARTSPAN, San Francisco