Joseph Staples / Office Supplies Incorporated

My primary work is with found image and photography through collage and printmaking. My work focuses on what happens to an image when another image is added to it; the basis of collage. Most of my work is based in photography and representation of the human form. The work has revolved around two main themes - repetition and the cut line that separates one image placed on another image.

I always attempt to keep the human form a relevant subject but with a leaning towards the abstraction and reinterpretation of these basic human building blocks. Processing these figures through a matrix, grid or system of repetition creates objects that give the opportunity for chance occurrences but remain systematic. Despite this, I'm interested in the "hand" of the artist and I really enjoy the idea of "style".

My CV is here, contact me at punksvspreps [at]

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