Cless

The work of Cless is graphically gorgeous. So many elements are used in each one of his pieces, and it's the kind of work I could just stare at and analyze forever. He uses all kinds of graphic images and typographic elements, colours and styles. Still, he doesn't overdo it.

Cless
http://www.cless.info
(Born in Valladolid, currently live and work in) Madrid, Spain

Q: Describe your work in 10 words or less.
A: Ultra chaos regarding meticulous structure.

Q: What do you like to work with (magazines, photographs, vintage)? Be specific!
A: I work with magazines and images on the Internet. I like to pick up and use things from the streets. From small pieces of papers to torn books, magazines, cartons and wood etc.

Q: How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?
A: I started shyly over four years ago. I wanted to do it before when I was looking at typographic images on the web and I found some fascinating artists and work, so I am not sure why I didn't start then.

Q: Are you solely an artist, or do you work in another profession?
A: I am a graphic designer and graffiti writer.

Q: Do you have any formal art training?
A: No, none. My training comes from books, catalogues, zines, art exhibits, the Internet and other artists.

Q: Explain your favourite techniques.
A: I like to look at a magazine and see an image that pops out at you, when that happens I see the collage immediately. I love to cut up perfect images and then rip them apart to shreds and just keep cutting them up badly or just cut them up until the motive and purpose behind the perfect image is gone. Before, I used to work more with wearing out the images but now I do it in the background, experimenting more with depth, textures and with colours.

Q: Describe your favourite piece ever created.
A: I'm obsessed with all the cuts to fitting in perfectly, even though I'm the only one conscious of this perfection. I think one of my favourites is Serás aclamado como un héroe. It took four months until all the pieces were adjusted.

Q: What other artists do you admire?
A: From A to Z: Barry McGee, Charles Wilkin, Dadaism, David Carson, Eduardo Recife, Faile, Fluxus Collective, Frank Dresmé, Gary Taxaly, Greg Lamarche, Gregori Saavedra, Hobby Horse Crew, Jakob Printzlau, James Rosenquist, John Baldessari, Jorge Peligro, Juan Ángel San José, Juan López, Julio Falagán, Kerry Roper, Lorenzo Petrantoni, Margaret Kilgallen, Max-o-matic, Morning Breathe, Robert Mars, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Rubén B, Sergio Jiménez, Sr.García, Stephen Faustina, Stephen Powers, Steve Smith, The Fr*, Tom Wasselmann, Thomas Schostok, Todd James, WK Interact...

I'm sure I forgot at least one artist that's important... There are still great classic artists left to study but an infinity to discover.


Thanks Cless!

6 Comments

Great!
Cless ONE!
I love your work!

ele!!mento!!

grande!!!

salud!!

I love this, classical collage at it's most entertaining.

No me has nombrado y te la guardo!

PO PO PO BRO!!!!

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