☆☆☆David Hockney Inspired Collages


David Hockney is a painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. Hockney is well known for his prominent works of photography, photo montage and collages. His style of work has an affinity with Cubism.

Below are a few examples of his artwork: [Click to enlarge thumbnails]



☆Collect a number of objects and create a collage composition about your space

As my space is the Greenwich market, my main theme was to create a collage using materials and scraps found from the market such as food wrappers, coffee cups and cut-outs from magazines etc. I gathered the pieces and arranged them onto my scrapbook, when I was satisfied with the composition, I stuck it down.

As you can see, I have made a collage symbolising the Greenwich market into a monster-looking-person! I really enjoyed this task as it was fun to see what could be discovered in the area, although I got a few bemused looks as I bent down to pick up what people consider as rubbish-in particular a used cigarette, so I dismissed the idea.

Milkshake monster is made out of:

☆Head: Nickie’s coffee cup

☆Hair: A lollipop wrapper borrowed from one of my friends

☆Arm: Part of packaging from food bag

☆Hand: Cardboard box

☆Lips: Magazine page

☆Body: Milkshake image

To finish the whole look, I added a bow tie…my milkshake monster completed! ^^


☆David Hockney inspired photo montage

I created this montage in the style of Hockney’s works.


A simpler photo montage, that day there were people filming for Sherlock Holmes at campus so I took the opportunity to take a picture of the horses. For this collage, I only included the sections which I regarded as most important in the image and discarded the rest.


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