Collage is an integral part of my art, and it is where I usually start each piece.  Whether creating new faces out of amassed facial images, or adding a full body or torso to these faces, I always include a tattoo of some sort, and elements of exterior environments of abstracted urban images such as graffiti or street art that I have photographed, Some remain as collage, or become drawings or lithographs some with Chine Colle. Through collage, the juxtaposition of these mediums – both artistically and aesthetically - creates an emotionally charged work of art.
Carmine Santaniello

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