M. Carrington Arredondo
Mixed media collage artist in San Francisco, California, USA
I love to DESTROY & CREATE!
I have always been an artist & come from a graphic design background. My former pre-press cut+paste life has morphed into COLLAGE since 1993 after mask-making & bookbinding.
I paint abstract compositions in acrylic on collaged backgrounds. This underpainting is somewhat revealed by sanding down through the paint.
I love type, letterforms, grids, brushstrokes, hieroglyphs, ancient runes, graffiti & mark-making. I grope to communicate by cutting, tearing materials & painting contrasting colours & bold shapes. I rely on intuition & am not in control of the process.
A minimalist at heart, I present my work unframed on simple deep canvas or wood panels. All my pictures are titled, signed & dated on back of the work.
CITY ART COOPERATIVE GALLERY & ARTSPAN, San Francisco