Tintin Cooper’s collages have a nostalgic, old-world feel. They seem like something that you might find in a beaten suitcase belonging to your great aunt Beatrix, had she gotten busy with cut and paste in days of yore. These images break down those found in popular media, of sporting figures in particular, to question ideas of identity, masculinity and celebrity. This creates a disquieting and memorable effect. Cooper’s work takes on a slightly sinister tone as she renders her subjects unrecognisable through the splintering of the photograph. Obscure but completely on point.
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