Women in Art 278 Magazine April 2017 - Page 33

Italian/Irish-american artist Marie Conigliaro Vintage Collage The Art of Marie Conigliaro: Vintage collage made the old fashioned way, with vintage magazines and razor blades. Marie Conigliaro’s juxtaposition of images is a direct expression of the duality often experienced in day-to-day life. A vital part of the human condition is the feeling of existing within multiple realities, with the capacity to encounter seemingly contradictory emotions, ideas or attitudes simultaneously. Such is the draw of surrealism, and artists such as Hieronymus Bosch or Pieter Bruegel, as they offer imagery and fantasy of an antiqued, dreamlike quality that left a definite impression on a young Marie. For her, collage is a depiction of the fragmented nature of the world we live in, but also of its togetherness. Different and disjointed elements of this world and beyond can be brought together as one through this medium. ART 33 pag e