Erró message.

Posted on May 6, 2010


Collage is an interesting art form. It’s not always highly regarded by critics, although there are some fine exponents of the medium out there.

As an example, currently on display at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, is a collection of works by the Icelandic artist, Erró, spanning some 50 years using the medium.

Erro uses a variety of sources, such as American comic books, Communist propaganda, adverts and classical painting, to create a juxtaposition of disperate images that create a new message. These messages are often visually shocking and critical – many works denouncing war and politics – yet they also manage to be light and comical, imbued with a disitinctly mocking sense of humour.

Form a purely aesthetic point of view, his works are well balanced and visually delightful, and many of his earlier works dating from the mid to late 1950s still look contemporary and fresh.

Erró – 50 Years Of Collages is on display at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, until the 24th of May.