Digital art

Gallery: Smash-up/Mash-up/Cut-up

Smash-up/Mash-up/Cut-up Series by Robert Koss

Artist’s Statement

In the Smash-up/Mash-up/Cut-up series of work, I have photographed plastic models that I made as a child. I place the models on bright Day-Glo poster boards. The colors of the boards are chosen to contrast with the colors of the model planes. For me, the colors evoke the promise and freshness of my childhood.

After initially photographing the intact models, I smash and then re-photograph them, capturing the positions in which the pieces landed. At times I combine the before (intact) and after (smashed) photographs, and at other times I just use the smashed images.

With the destruction of my childhood achievement, I bid goodbye to the bright promise of those younger days. The idea of chance juxtaposed with contrasting colors results in new artworks that reflect great visual depth, while evoking something bright and shiny from my past, albeit now broken and flawed.

Transformations 2021 opens 8.13.2021

Let’s Meet Up

I am excited to be a part of the Transformations 2021 Exhibition at the New Hopes Art Center opening August 13th. Virtually or in-person, I hope you can enjoy this digital exhibition with me.

New Hope Arts and the Pennsylvania Center for Photography present this year’s juried photographic exhibition,Transformations. Now in its sixth year, Transformations is both a traditional in-gallery exhibition and a high-resolution digital exhibition featuring contemporary photographers working in all genre and subject matter.