Larissa Haily Aguado


Cleopatra, 2011, manual collage from found materials, magazine print on 180 gsm white paper, 297 x 420 cm

Charlotte, 2011, manual collage from found materials, magazine print on 180 gsm white paper, 297 x 420 cm

Pin Up I, 2010, maunal collage from found materials, magazine print on 180 gsm white paper, 350 x 500 csm

Rosa, 2012, manual collage from found materials, magazine print on 180 gsm white paper, 350 x 500 cm

Pinky Esmeralda, 2012, handmade collage from found materials, magazine print on 180 gsm white paper, 215 x 300 cm

Pinky Pinky, 2012, handmade collage from found materials, magazine print on 180 gsm white paper, 215 x 300 cm

Letizia, 2012, handmade collage from found materials, magazine print on 180 gsm white paper, 320 x 455 cm

Cuello de Botello, 2010, handmade collage from found materials, magazine print on 180 gsm white paper, 350 x 500 cm

Artist Bio

Born in Bahia Blanca in 1975, after high school Larissa moved to Buenos Aires to study Graphic Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Buenos Aires.

Working professionally during the last year of her degree, on graduation her client list quickly expanded to include major music industry projects (Creamfields, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Southfest, Faithless, Divididos, RCA Victor); fashion campaigns (Awada, Ayres, 45rpm, Rapsodia, Paruolo); as well as a number of movie posters, identities and TV commercials. She is also the creator and publisher of the experimental Love magazine in collaboration with photographer Urko Suaya.

After teaching Graphic Design, her practice has since taken a more experimental turn. Her ‘Life Is A Collage’ project began in 2008 and has evolved and expanded to become her principal method of communication. The possibilities of fixed manual collage in the digital age provide exciting opportunities to engage with craft, materials, analysis and outcomes. The limitations of found materials, random and manual tools provide a sharper, more immediate, and more human dynamic than is possible with computer software.

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