Shifted Meaning: The Collage Work of Graphikstreet

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I was born in Villeneuve-d’Ascq in the north of France in 1973.

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SMILY GIRL | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2018

I did communication studies. I worked 12 years in advertising agency and I settled in my freelance account in 2009.

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WINDSOR CAR | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2017

I have been doing street photography for 15 years and collage only for 1 year.

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TEA TIME | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2017

It was by photographing posters torn off the street that the idea came to me to retrieve them and make collages.

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AD FACES | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2018

Mixing old papers and current posters, colors and black and white seemed interesting to me.

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SCREEN EYES | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2018

Create visual pop, staggered, taking again the codes of advertising.

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RASCAR CAPAC | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2018

To propose an urban testimony with a forgotten past, current influences such as street art and pop art, to mix the forms, the colors, the typos to compose a harmonious, original and an esthetic visual.

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PEPSI DRIVER | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2018

I started with movie icons like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Steve McQueen…

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PRETTY LADY | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2017

My process is simple, I often share a central subject, a portrait, a car, a scene of life and I compose around in successive layers.

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PINK LADY | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2018

The aerosol paint stains give a more contemporary side, it gives rhythm
to the composition.

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MICKEY MAO | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2017

I love the colors, the damaged paper, torn off, I find it aesthetic.

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MR. KAY | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2018
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CARZHEAD | A4 | Analog collage from magazines and street posters | © Arnaud Sagnier 2018

Check more of Graphikstreet’s work at Instagram or his website.