Arty Print Party

Indie Biz ownerNatalie Katona

I make collages that are bright, colourful and full of patterns.  I don’t know the people in the found photographs but I like this as they take on a new life in the artwork.  The found photos are random but I work on them in sets of images as they become a set of mini stories or vignettes.  I love using found papers, photos and then add patterns and colours on top of the collages. Collage is anarchic, funny, brutal and rebellious. My collages create new edges and boundaries, I enjoy the controlled chaos.

I use text in my work as I am inspired by artists like Barbara Kruger; I like the way she puts art into the real world.  She makes you think about how society perceives women. I am also influenced by my Hungarian heritage as my dad came to the UK in 1956. The bold, coloured embroidery, lace and tableware seemed exotic to me as a child and this started my love for pattern and decoration.

My work combines feminist ideas with playful humour, a load of bright colours and patterns and a little bit of anarchy.

I make collages that are bright, colourful and full of patterns.  I don’t know the people in the found photographs but I like this as they take on a new life in the artwork.  The found photos are random but I work on them in sets of images as they become a set of mini stories or vignettes.  I love using found papers, photos and then add patterns and colours on top of the collages. Collage is anarchic, funny, brutal and rebellious. My collages create new edges and boundaries, I enjoy the controlled chaos.

I use text in my work as I am inspired by artists like Barbara Kruger; I like the way she puts art into the real world.  She makes you think about how society perceives women. I am also influenced by my Hungarian heritage as my dad came to the UK in 1956. The bold, coloured embroidery, lace and tableware seemed exotic to me as a child and this started my love for pattern and decoration.

My work combines feminist ideas with playful humour, a load of bright colours and patterns and a little bit of anarchy.