The Enchanted World of Toricollage
If the beauty of the world can be found in the harmony of composition, what then happens to atomised elements? Artist TORI has the response. Convinced that recomposition can sometimes produce greater beauty, not to mention greater intrigue, than the original, the Japanese artistic director (also a hair and make-up stylist) puts this to the test with her digital artistic collages.
In keeping with a resolutely Japanese mode of thought, TORI works to address the question of destruction as the potential for renewal and progress. Through her geometric arrangements with fanciful pop references, she sometimes atomises her images in order to rearrange the pieces of the puzzle upside down, like a pop Guernica.
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