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Mixed-media

Jock Mooney, 'To Kiss the Palms of Death', acrylic & ink on paper, collage of original drawing, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Vane.

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Abstract nightfall scene

Colin Kent RK, 'Nightfall' (detail), Mixed Media, 2011. Courtesy of D'art Gallery.

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Courtesy of the artist and D'art Gallery.

Dreamlike image of boy and

Samuel Bassett, 'Riding Dads Head to School with Pez', mixed media on panel, 122 x 122cm.

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Courtesy of the artist and Millennium.

Mixed-media tends to refer to artworks that use a combination of materials in their construction. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint and ink as well as collage.

The use of mixed media can be seen to be rooted in the Cubist Collages and constructions of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. 

The choosing and application of various materials with mixed media works is essential in creating quality and integrity in the piece.

Artists working in mixed media are afforded a great deal of creative freedom. For example, found objects can be used in conjunction with more conventional media, such as paint and graphite, challenging our preconceptions about the materials which can be used in the making of works of art.

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