The artist describes using the technique of screen printing as a method of organising the build-up of marks: “The process of screen printing allows me to control gestures made through drawing and then slowly organise my visual language into a more formal structure. Screen printing also allows me to build my images, in a way it is just like collage.
Collins’ work balances colour with line, with the artist citing Joan Mitchel, Andre Butzer and Howard Hodgkin as his inspirations. Despite the abstract, 2-dimensionality of his current work, he studied sculpture during his fine art degree and still sees space as an important element in the creation of his work.
Please note: the exhibition is open Thursday – Saturday 11am-4.30pm.