Shane Wheatcroft

 

About the Artist

I’ve been making art in some form or another since I was a kid. So far, I’ve mainly worked in painting and screen printing, but in the last couple of years, I’ve concentrated more on mixed media and collage. My ideas tend to be led by the images I find, so I’ll start with an image I’m drawn to and randomly add pieces until an idea starts to emerge, adding more collage pieces, paint, found objects etc. to reinforce the final concept. Often, the initial image won’t feature in the final piece, but it ’s been invaluable as a starting point.

I’ve always loved books and collecting, so collage has given me a great excuse to spend loads of time hunting through second hand bookshops, charity shops, and antique markets for material. I’ve always admired artists who use collage in their work such as Peter Blake, Hannah Hoch and Jamie Reid, but it was discovering the work of John Stezaker which really opened my eyes to the possibilities of collage and how even just a couple of cleverly juxtaposed photographs can create a powerful new image.

NEW COLLAGE WORKS NOW IN 

Wonka
Foam Board, Card, Print and Collage on Board
Size: 545
mm x 545mm
POA

Last Night A GP Saved My Life

Foam Board, Paint, Card, Pill Casings, Acetate and Collage on Board
Size: 845
mm x 645mm
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Space Race
Foam Board, Card, Print and Collage on Board
Size: 445mm x 545mm
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Weapons Dump
Foam Board, Paper and Collage on Board
Size: 645
mm x 645mm
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Strange Fish (Triptych) 
Foam Board, Card, Paint, Various Plastic Waste, Paper and Collage on Board
Size (each): 250mm x 295mm
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Heart Shaped
Foam Board, Paper and Collage on Board
Size: 645mm x 645mm
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Laissez Faire
Foam Board, Card, String, Print and Collage on Board
Size: 645
mm x 645mm
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Scandal in Belgravia (lights 2)small

Scandal in Belgravia
Vintage book and magazine pieces, USB powered LED lights, foam, acetate and paint in box frame
Size: 240
mm x 240mm
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TV Eye 1 (cropped) small
TV Eye I

Vintage book and magazine pieces, card, acetate and foam in box frame
Size: 240
mm x 240mm
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Let's Dance (small)
Let’s Dance

Vintage book and magazine pieces, card and foam in box frame
Size: 190
mm x 240mm
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Musical Statues (lights off) small
Musical Sculptures

Vintage book and magazine pieces, USB powered sound activated LED lights, mirror ball, foam and paint in box
Size: 470
mm x 270mm
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High Art (framed)(small)
High Art

Vintage book and magazine pieces, foam, acetate and paint in box frame
Size: 245
mm x 285mm
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TV Cowboy (s)

TV Cowboy
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 305
mm x 405mm
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Bully (s)

Bully
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 310
mm x 310mm
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The Good Book (s)

The Good Book
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 305
mm x 405mm
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Cutie (s)

Cutie
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 255
mm x 305mm
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Careering (s)

Careering
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 255
mm x 305mm
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Away (s)

Away
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 255
mm x 255mm
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Flesh (s)

Flesh
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 280
mm x 355mm
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Fifteen Minutes (s)

Fifteen Minutes
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 500
mm x 700mm
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End of the Affair (s)

End of the Affair
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 400
mm x 500mm
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Joy of Context (s)

Joy of Context
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 405
mm x 305mm
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Join Our Club (s)

Join Our Club
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 255
mm x 305mm
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Golden Child (s)

Golden Child
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 400
mm x 500mm
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No Choice (s)

No Choice
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 280
mm x 355mm
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Lovebirds (s)

Lovebirds
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 400
mm x 500mm
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Joy to the World (s)

Joy to the World
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 355
mm x 455mm
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Queensberry Rules (s)

Queensbury Rules
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 280
mm x 355mm
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Property Porn (s)

Property Porn
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 700
mm x 500mm
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Preparing to Print (s)

Preparing to Print
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 500
mm x 700mm
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Swing (s)

Swing
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 305
mm x 250mm
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Shark Soup (s)

Shark Soup
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 280
mm x 355mm
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Royal Zoo (s)

Royal Zoo
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 255
mm x 305mm
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Tossed Salad (s)

Tossed Salad
Original Collage (Unique)
Image Size: 305
mm x 405mm
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