UK-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson carves out spectacular storybook scenes from old encyclopedias. Remarkably, the images in the final work are seen from their original place in the book. Korzer-Robinson creates his work by cutting into pages, exposing some of the illustrations while removing others, but never adding anything into a scene.
The artist told MyModernMet, “The most challenging aspect for me is to find the hidden narrative in the books I cut up… During the actual process, cutting around some of the images and cutting out others, the narrative of the composition evolves further, and the final pieces is a result of planning and chance… for me encyclopedias are as good as it gets. Since the articles of an encyclopedia are just connected by alphabetical order, it creates the most interesting juxtapositions. To make meaning out of this mass of seemingly disjointed imagery is a true joy for me.”
Read more of Korzer-Robinson’s interview with MyModernMet here.