Monumental Collages & Montages


Collages and montages are composed of thousands of champagne and wine corks and labels.
In the monumental works, the quality of recovered materials  - which are perfectly calibrated, aligned, and set in hierarchies  to appear as banners bearing French vintages - express and transcend the spirit of wine. About three thousand out of ten thousand corks are selected, one by one, to compose each medium sized collage. 

His world of geometric abstraction is made up of lines and curves that are purely instinctive gestures, nevertheless guided by a rigorous execution.
Precision is at the heart of his creativity. It can be fast, instantaneous. More often, it is expressed in procedures, in the repetition of gests, and in an almost obsessive preoccupation with form.

It is only by his own impulses, that David MISHKIN defines the elements of his monumental works in search of the perfect.

DESIGNs and PICTORIAL ART


David MISHKIN’s pictorial art is based on selected patterns from monumental works. These patterns are repeated, transposed and transformed to emerge as dimensional shapes, always geometric and abstract. Colors transform these images, all in keeping with the original corks, their colors, textures and graphic prints.
An orderly processing of a pattern is followed. A series based on a single pattern is crucial to the artist's approach.
The sizes and precision of the images are also critical. Some pictorial images can approach 250 square feet. Thus, visual elements - compression and decompression - play an important part in the rhythm transmitted by these static forms. By their dimensionality, they open effervescent sensations.

Every giclée print, created in editions of eight on satin finished paper, is signed and numbered by the artist. 



CORK ART

 

Custom built, ready to be installed, these creations are for wineries and luxury homes to function as the floors, walls or ceilings. They are also movable screens and decorative objects of larger sizes.
These custom art works are created from recycled materials such as wine labels (thousands!) or wine and champagne corks. They are perfectly calibrated, aligned, and often hieratic, as banners bearing the names of French vintages. All express and transcend the spirits of wine and champagne.
Their patterns are repeated from collages, translated and processed to bring out three-dimensional shapes, always geometric and abstract. Colors transform these images.