Christopher Wilson’s background is in graphics, but, unlike design, he finds that ‘collage has to be done in solitude’. He makes his sophisticated collages using two distinct methods – the analogue collages are often worked on, left, then returned to later, whereas the digital collages are usually responding to a commission and a deadline. Wilson recognizes that they are two different beasts; altering images digitally removes many restrictions, whereas ‘with analogue collage, half of the art is getting around these limitations. In that respect I view analogue collage as more pure.’ While he is happy to manipulate imagery ...

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