Not My Type

Liam Collins | United Kingdom

Mixed Media

Abstract Expressionism

50" x 22" x 3"


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    Art Description: "Not my type" explores the demise of the amazing typewriter. Created in the Victorian era at the end of the industrial revolution, paved the way for the fast approaching electric typewriter and the computer age. A homage to Christopher Sholes, It is part of a series of old rusty typewriters drowning in a sea of fossilized marble. This innovative machine reshaped the way we communicate. From the print revolution, a humble letter into a lightning speed futuristic form of communication. Exiting the Victorian era, this incredible machine was once considered the cutting edge of future technology and greased the cogs for the fast approaching modern computer. I hope to evoke critical thinking around how the past affects the future within the transitional space between new technology and old. I see beauty in decaying mechanisms. The multilayers of different ochres are impossible to recreate.


    Medium Used: Mixed media. Reconstituted Marble powder. Ink. Calligraphy. Oil colours. Solid wood back. Rusty typewriter.


    Liam Collins | United Kingdom

    I'm an abstract painter/sculptor working in mixed media. My aim is to encourage critical thinking through the study of progressive knowledge by researching the thought processes that ancient people went through. I look at playful puzzles in nature and science creating designs that draw upon curiosity and wonder. I'm a UK Artist who has dedicated his career to a life-long process working with and exhibiting Art and Site-specific Sculpture, made from precious metals and found materials. It is here with my found materials, I find myself exploring ways through my creative expression applying the materials in line with my feelings until they resonate through the complex layers of the higher self. Like water divining, I look to where secret meanings are hidden within the fabric of uncharted quantum power and connections within the subconscious mind.