For his 20th exhibition: VOYAGES, Antoine Rameau, a French artist living in Hong Kong for 7 years, has merged his passions for collage art and travelling. Collecting, in several countries, evocative images of mixed origins he turned them into his new Visual worlds , as draft tributes to the beauty and magic of our planet and its people.
About the Artist:
Antoine Rameau (b. 1974) is a French mixed-media artist living in Hong Kong for 7 years.
Inspired by an eclectic range of sources including landscape photography, comics, Pop Art, Street Art and the Recycled Art movement, he started experimenting with collage early on.
His creations draw from a singular combination of vintage photographs, old maps and charts, newspapers and comics.
Rameau’s works are fully hand-made: all pictures and papers are cut, transformed, sometimes painted, and glued together together a complex and meticulous “recycling” process. He loves the idea of “giving photos a true second-life” is Part of a new visual creation. “Sometimes, pictures that I mixed have absolutely nothing in common but I amazingly feel they were meant to be assembled together”, he says.
Each collage tells an overview story filled with multiple symbols, historical and mythological references or messages, which viewers can interpret based on their own experiences.