Here he Comes Now, 2012, 50″ x 38″
New York City based artist Tamar Cohen is possessed by the polka dot. I like the way she uses arrays of the circles to create energy in her pieces. Influenced by a wide range of artists including Kurt Schwitters and Roy Lichtenstein, Cohen layers vintage paper and silkscreening, forming complex compositions bursting . . . → Read More: Silkscreen collages for the love of the polka dot by Tamar Cohen
More work by Australian artist Liesl Pfeffer. Pfeffer juxtaposes photographs of landscapes captured from different angles, creating the illusion of movement and depth.
See more of this artist’s work in the previous post: “Hearts and Arrows” photo-media collages of minerals, crystals and gemstones by Liesl Pfeffer
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In “Animal Visions,” artist Tom Chambers creates narratives involving animals. Domesticated or feral. Exotic or tame. These animals appear as characters in Chambers’ fairy-tale-like photomontages.
About this series, Chambers writes, “While working on Animal Visions I found myself circling back to the influence of magic realism. In the early 20th century Latin American writers . . . → Read More: Photomontages of animals in stories by Tom Chambers
Collages and mixed-media work by Tel Aviv based artist Mark Skay.
Skay writes in his artist’s statement, “The most satisfying moment in making art is not the final idea, but the process it took to get there. I’m inspired by the world around me. Trying to express emotions and the state of mass human . . . → Read More: Collages by Mark Skay
Artist Mark Lazenby creates a distinctive visual language from scraps of paper. Here are some of my favorites from his most recent pieces.
See more of Lazenby’s work on his website.
Jonathan Franzen Angry Man: Digital Collage
Charlie Mills Coffee Business Card
Last Ride: Digital Collage
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I really like the imagery and composition of the above collage by Dutch photography student Iris van der Zee. It is from a series called “Utopian Studies.”
See much more of Zee’s work on her CargoCollective site.
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Levittown PA., 48″ x 96″, oil, paper on wood panel, 2012
Life in the suburbs is akin to a slow death for many who consider themselves to be creatively inclined. Strip malls, cookie-cutter homes, and business parks dot the landscape like chicken pox on the smooth skin of a child. Taking inspiration from iconic . . . → Read More: Paintings of fictional suburban landscapes by Cheryl Molnar
Some lovely book art by artist Eunkang Koh.
In her work, Koh draws upon the Buddhist belief that “the world we are living is not real but is an illusion that we perceive.” See much more of her drawing and printmaking on her website.
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Netherlands based artist Anne ten Donkelaar creates 3d collages from cut-out flower pictures. To create depth, each element is set off by pins. The artist also incorporates dried flowers or branches with the cut images of flowers.
From Anne’s website, she writes, “A damaged butterfly, a broken twig, a bumblebee, some strangely grown . . . → Read More: 3d collages from cut-out images of flowers and dried natural debris by Anne ten Donkelaar
Broken Face No.425, Original Collage on paper, Size: 11.7 x 8.3 in
“Broken Faces” is a personal art project started by Tokyo-based illustrator and collage artist Takahiro Kimura. Since 1991, Kimura has been creating mixed-media portraits using collage to intentionally distort the facial features and head proportions as a means of conveying the “complicated nature of . . . → Read More: “Broken Faces” mixed-media work by Takahiro Kimura