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Michael DeSutter

Movement Study in White #2


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14x11" | Original collage on paper 

DeSutter's hand cut collages explore movement through the formal qualities of high fashion photography and everyday imagery. Meticulously cut and constructed, his two dimensional compositions assume a sculptural appearance through his acute attention to detail and strategic placement of his found imagery.

“Over the last couple years I’ve stopped to take a moment to observe natural movements that are created as wind blows through my city. It can be seen through flags, tarps and other floating bits of fabric all around me. I’ve recently realized that this study has been about my relationship with the city. The wind blows through and does its own thing, seemingly ignoring the structure and pace of NYC. It exists as a sort of free spirit in the very place I dream of living on my own terms.”

“Movement has always played a large role in my work, for this study I wanted to strip down the palette to allow movement to be the focus. The foreground movements represent the carefree spirit that wants to move freely among the structure of city living. The composite backgrounds made of blocky forms represent the city, or anything really, that places constraints on life that one seeks to escape.”

“It may not be realistic that these two things coexist, but that’s the beauty of this dream, it wants it all. Just as the wind blows down our busy sidewalks.”



Signed by the artist. 

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan


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