SHOWS Special CharactersNew York City, letters, graffiti and text all serve as sources of inspiration for Greg Lamarche. His collages incorporate found materials and a variety of commercially printed papers. The work plays with a profusion of font styles, word fragments and multiple layers and employs characteristics from graffiti such as repetition, bold colors, multiple perspectives and movement. Each unique work is created by hand cut paper collected over the years and blends the elements of graphic design and fine arts. Born and raised in New York, Greg Lamarche has been making collages since the sixth grade when he used fire works wrappers gathered from the schoolyard as material. He began writing graffiti in 1981 and published Skills magazine during the early 90s. He has worked both as a designer and artist since 2000. His work has been featured in numerous publications including, New York Times, Print, Juxtapoz, Modern Painters and Arkitip among others. His artwork has also been featured in several new books including Graffiti New York and Cutting Edges, Contemporary Collage as well as the soon to be released World Piecebook for which he created the cover graphics.