Artist Brut Carniollus creates a complex and mesmerizing portfolio of digital collage. See his website to view more of his work.
As for my bio, it is remarkably uneventful. Except maybe for my primary school art teacher, a great watercolourist as I discovered later on, who found a way to discipline some of his more restless pupils (both of us actually) by locking us up after school into his study full of various art books.
Flipping pages and pages of beautiful pictures revealed a new, yet unseen world and started an insatiable hunger for discovering things of beauty and wonder in most unlikely places.
Discovery of photography not long after enabled me to paint with light. And started countless hours in darkroom, dipping fingers in chemicals and waiting for unexpected images to show at last.
While studying journalism, I was lucky enough to be either working with or interviewing some of the best Slovene photographers of the time, learning a few tricks of the trade on the way.
Although my work is based almost entirely on photography I am definitely not a photographer’s photographer. Even in pre-digital days my snapshots were subjected to computerized torture and combined with computer generated elements before seeing light of the day, the process that finally developed into a rather complex digital collaging technique used today.
There’s this hunger for beauty in every form and shape that drives my creative process, consisting of finding uncommon views of things ordinary. Being essentially an artoholic and a collector of images, I find photography to be the perfect media as it gives me a tool to harvest countless images almost unconsciously.
Collected pictures are then, and not so seldom years after being taken, tweaked, processed, twisted, mixed, collaged and abused to the point of revealing what appears to be their inner collective image.
Despite extensive use of computers and insane amounts of post-processing, photography perceived as an impression of light remains the main source of my artistic creation taking a form of photography based digital collage. For exhibition purposes they take a form of a large format digital UV print or canvas transfer.