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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Artifex, Unit 25 Mitchells Art & Craft Centre, Weeford Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 6NA
Southwark Park Galleries, 1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, London, London, SE16 2UA
Danby Lodge National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB
The Paragon Gallery, 4 Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SW
Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB
The Customs House Gallery, Commercial Road, Porthleven, Cornwall, TR13 9JD
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
45 Eldon Garden Shopping Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RA
30 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Broughty Ferry Dundee, Angus, DD5 2BJ
Edinburgh Printmakers, Castle Mills, 1 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 9FP
First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6QE