March 18 - May 15, 2024

Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, is pleased to present a virtual exhibition of outstanding artists chosen from numerous submissions for this year’s #COLLAGENOW competition.

Denise Bibro Fine Art celebrates the ancient tradition of collage, which is an art form loved by many. The word collage originates from the French word coller, meaning “to glue” or “to stick together”. First developed in China in 200 B.C., it was then picked up as an art form victoriously in the 10th Century by Japanese calligraphers, who glued paper and used text on surfaces when writing poetry. The Asian world gravitated to the inherent uses of paper as a means and language of expression to emote feelings, relationships, and compositions, provoking heartfelt narratives.

Collage, as we know it, came into our world with Cubist artists such as Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, who first pioneered the twentieth-century movement. These artists provoked us to see space and form differently by assembling and juxtaposing paper and other various materials on surfaces. Another 20th-century artist, Kurt Schwitters, took collage to a whole new level. Up to this day, many consider him to be ‘The King of Collage’.

Each of the artists in this exhibition honors their forebears and continues to validate this language of art in their own ways.