They’re not sketches but complete records in themselves, maybe some parallel to the way we think, having some 60,000 thoughts a day. Sometimes the items have been lost by somebody or dropped as litter; A bit like historical archaeology where scraps from the past are clues and have significance but they are of our times. Who knows if they owe a little something to Kurt Schwitters, when I see his collages I am left wondering who dropped the tram tickets on the street for him to pick up like clues for a detective…”
Alongside the ‘Glances’ series The Mayor Gallery has selected 14 artworks including the classic Colin Self imagery of Cinemas, Hotdogs, Ploughman and his more recent lenticular Hearts collages.
Colin Self is currently participating in The World Goes Pop at the Tate Modern and in International Pop, a touring exhibition at the Walker Art Centre, Dallas Museum of Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art.