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Adrienne Moumin

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Center Curves Squared, 2012 Hand-cut-and-assembled Gelatin Silver Photo Collage 14½” X 14½” Diagonal; Framed 18” X 18” © Adrienne Moumin
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Snippetree, 2011 Hand-cut-and-assembled 3-D Gelatin Silver Photo Collage 19" X 13¼" X 1½” Deep; Framed 23½" X 18" X 3” Deep © Adrienne Moumin
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Kaleidoscope (Starrett-Lehigh), 2006-7 Hand-cut-and-pieced Inkjet Photographs 37" Diameter © Adrienne Moumin
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Kings Point, 2008 Cut-and-pieced Gelatin Silver Prints 5 ½ X 38 ½ © Adrienne Moumin
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Fan of the Hirshhorn (Small), 2009 Hand-cut-and-pieced Gelatin Silver Photo Collage 13" X 12" © Adrienne Moumin
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On the Waterfront, 2011 Hand-cut-and-assembled Gelatin Silver Photo Collage 63/8" X 18¾”; Framed 10½“ X 23½“ © Adrienne Moumin
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Flow, 2012 Hand-cut-and-assembled 3-D Gelatin Silver Photo Collage 7¾” X 75/8" Framed 12” X 12” © Adrienne Moumin
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Coney Island Shores, 2004 Hand-cut-and-pieced Gelatin Silver Prints 9" X 12" © Adrienne Moumin
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Wall (Starrett-Lehigh), 2006 Hand-cut-and-woven Inkjet Print From Photograph 28" X 20" © Adrienne Moumin
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World Trade Center Christmas Tree, 2008 Cut-and-pieced Gelatin Silver Prints 19-½" X 13-½" © Adrienne Moumin
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Multi-Orchid Construction Mixed-media Gelatin Silver Photo Collage 22"x 20"
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"Coo" by Tony Oursler at Metro Pictures, 2006 Gelatin Silver Photograph Variable © Adrienne Moumin
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Time Warner Center, 2009 Hand-cut-and-assembled Gelatin Silver Photo Collage 14" X 36¾"; Framed 20” X 43” © Adrienne Moumin
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Fan of the Hirshhorn (Large), 2009 Hand-cut-and-assembled 3-D Gelatin Silver Photo Collage 29" X 28"; Framed 36” X 36” © Adrienne Moumin
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Birth year
1961
Lives in
New York, NY and Washington, DC
Works in
New York, NY and Washington, DC
Tags
Handmade photo collage; film-based photography, mixed-media, surrealism, modern, photography, abstract
Architextures Photo Collages

I specialize in B&W urban landscape film photography, and hand-cut-and-assembled photo collage.

In this Architextures series of photo collages, I combine B&W film photography and cut-and-assembled handwork.  The carefully cut and strategically arranged photo elements reflect new  ways of seeing familiar sights.While at first the works may appear to be digital montages, closer inspection reveals the texture and layering inherent in the handmade pieces.

These collages deconstruct and reinterpret their subjects, resulting in patterns which draw the eye to follow their hypnotic forms. 

These could, with less effort, be created digitally.  But it is my love for darkroom work, and the hand-cutting and -arranging of visual elements, which drives this process.  Since my first foray into this technique in 2003 with simple small-scale compositions, I have expanded my repertoire to include application of glass and crystal elements, complicated layering, using the paper’s natural curves for 3-D effects, and use of inkjet prints.

Referencing architectural landmarks, a decades-long fascination, these collages deconstruct and reinterpret their subjects, resulting in patterns which draw the eye to follow their hypnotic forms.

Contemporary artists whose work has influenced this series are Dinh Q. Lê, Ray K. Metzker, John Stezaker, and Annette Messager.  I am also grateful for the continuing inspiration of the many Modernist and Precisionist practitioners of past decades.