Jannis Paetzold in the Curve
Jannis Paetzold is a collage artist applying surrealistic techniques to create collage artworks that both play with and question our inherited ways of seeing. In a humorous and witty manner he combines found imagery from vintage and contemporary books, magazines and postcards and subsequently layers them into a new context. Jannis systematically provokes the coincidental encounters of cultural references, to describe and encourage the parallelism of his own and the viewers mental processes. With his poetic and humorous works which are of touching and distinct style he consistently questions our diverse relations to the world of photography and graphic design. His selection shown in the Curve depicts the most traditional collage style. He assembles hand-cut shapes and includes quotes of well known artists such as Max Ernst, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters and John Stezaker.