Adam Hale • The Daily Splice
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I’m Adam Hale, a collage artist & animator based in Surrey, UK. Originally from Preston, I moved to the south-east of England to study Graphic Design at the University for the Creative Arts. For several years I worked in marketing and CRM, commuting into Central London on a daily basis. I was astounded by the sheer volume of free magazines strewn around the public transport network and began collecting them, to use as source-material for a new personal project, The Daily Splice.
As a student I was taught to embrace digital mediums, and focussed on vector illustration and web design but I soon grew frustrated with the disconnect between artist and artwork. In 2015, after many years creating art in front of a computer screen, I began experimenting with analogue collage and immediately fell in love with it.
I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and I’ve come to realise that creating art digitally can be quite inefficient. Digital tools give me so much freedom that I can never quite finish anything - there’s always another change to make. Analogue collage, on the other hand has its limitations - if you’re building a composition and an image doesn’t quite fit, you can’t flip or resize it. Creative solutions to these limitations have led to some amazing results. I believe collage art is a collaboration of artist and circumstance.
For more information take a look at my interview with Mary-Jane Wiltsher for WhatWeSee.