Upon first impressions Villages work is very messy and cluttered; each piece has a lot going and are very packed with different messages and meanings.
The works themselves are ripped up posters/ advertisements that have been overlapped onto a canvas, however the works themselves are written in french so most of the writing I cannot read.
The colours of each works are different however they all seem very bright and vibrant, this is probably due to the paper being ripped and having the white lining everywhere, this brightens up the images dramatically.
The process of making these images is harder than one can expect, due to the posters being stuck down so well it’s hard to get an actual grip and rip a large section of the poster off. These images themselves aren’t just a small 1m x 1m board they’re giant pieces, usually 6 to 7ft in size.
The movements in art that were present when Villagle was making his works were Modernism as the whole movement of ‘Ready-made Art’ took the art industry by storm and Villegle acted upon this by using other peoples posters and advertisement and using this as art supplies for his artwork.
Each of Villegle’s works have different meanings and emotions, however they all seem to have an aspect of anger to them. By looking at Villegle’s work you can tell the anger he was trying to release and express through his aggressive rips and tears.
AO2 Posters and Protoypes
I started off by creating works That were inspired by Jacques Villegle’s to do this I used some landscape photos I had already taken and used different filters on each nothing to extensive just some basic over saturation, Black and white and some under exposing. After that I printed each image out onto A4 and glued them one over another onto a large piece of foam board. After the glue had set I ripped each piece to give a layered effect.
This was my first attempt at creating something that was inspired by Jacques Villegle. I finished it off by giving the image some highlights with some spray paint.
For my second prototype I did the same process on the first one but using A3 Paper and I made the backboard more graffitied and more used. I also did more ripping to show off the lower layers of the images more.
This prototype was more successful as the image clearly looks like a piece done by Jacques Villegle.
For my next prototype I used some foam board to create a model house and this is show how this process could be made to fit the side of a building. The images I used were taken straight from the internet, but I only did this because I need real looking posters as if they’re going to be used for an advert and didn’t have time to make my own.
I love the resemblance between mine and Jacques Villegle’s because there is so much going on in the sculpture it gives the same effect.
After I made these images I need some overlays to put over the top of the posters I will eventually make to make them look old and used. This was an easy process because all I did was burn some pieces of paper to darken the paper like so.
After I did this I used some basic photoshop skills to warp and crop each image so It coved the entire of the photo.
For my Final prototype I made 4 different posters Each of these I tried to focus on the subjects face.
I then finally took my original method of overlaying each posted on a large board and gluing each layer down.
I have made a time lapse of me editing my final posters for my AO4 build
AO3 Photo Shoot
I did two shoots to create my final posters for my final Jacques Villegle large AO4 build and to do that I needed some portrait photographs.
Here are the final photos after being processed through Photoshop after adding some slight analog film techniques, basic image matting and saturation adjustments. A few of the images I added some just and grain and a few light leaks to add more to the images.
These are the final poster photos:
These are my final builds for Chapter 3