Michael Willett

Birmingham, AL,US


My recent work focuses on a series of collaged exhibition advertisements from the leading contemporary art periodical, Artforum International. Questions of authenticity, juxtaposition, and parody lie at the core of my studio practice. Images are dissected and reinterpreted while addressing a wide variety of references including: popular culture and philosophical questions.

A majority of the collages are derived from merging two unrelated advertisements into one seemingly banal, yet cohesive image. Through a playful de-construction and juxtaposition of images and forms, I am interested in visual associations and the construction of meaning between dissimilar image