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As an avid of reader of the New York Times, these pieces immediately caught my attention. Brooklyn based artist Fred Tomaselli takes the main photo on the paper’s front page and re-interprets it with the psychedelic colors and bold marks he is known for. Tomaselli’s artistic interventions with the . . . → Read More: Fred Tomaselli alters the front pages of the New York Times
from Plot magazine – Transgender
Splicing a few found images and scribbling a few marks, UK based illustrator Michelle Thompson makes statements which cut across our personal lives and cultural world. A split image of the top of a man’s face with the bottom of a woman’s face erases the line between the genders. . . . → Read More: Editorial collage by Michelle Thompson
Brooklyn, NYC based artist Scott Albrecht created these wonderful paper collages from retro-style found paper. Albrecht writes on his website that he “utilizes classic techniques with (a) contemporary style. Much like the organic line elements of rendering type by hand, Albrecht has found joy in the imperfections that are his own.”
The artist’s style of . . . → Read More: Collages from found paper by Scott Albrecht
My heart would spring out of my chest if a man proposed to me with one of these rocks.
“Hearts and Arrows” is a series of photo-media collages showing off shiny shimmering rocks like crystals, gemstones and minerals. The Australian artist Liesl Pfeffer juxtaposes solid colors with lines and photographs of landscape elements like . . . → Read More: “Hearts and Arrows” photo-media collages of minerals, crystals and gemstones by Liesl Pfeffer
Today I am admiring the work of collage artist Lance Letscher. In this series, Letscher uses Rube Goldberg, and his “deliberately over-engineered” machines as inspiration. Deconstructing images of bicycles, airplanes, ladders and more, the artist strings together these parts to form a maze of mechanical parts which appear to be teetering upon collapse. From . . . → Read More: Lance Letscher uses collage to build an over-engineered world
Swingline S.F.35 Staple Box, 131 x 97 x 68mm, mixed media (2008)
UK artist Sarah Bridgland creates miniature sculptures from found materials. Scavenging for ephemera from vintage shops and printed media, Bridgland combines 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional material to build her own visual language. The pieces work on several levels. First, the space is brilliantly balanced . . . → Read More: Miniature collaged sculptures by Sarah Bridgland
UK based Illustrator Martin O’Neil is known for being a traditionalist in the fast-moving technology-driven world of graphic arts. Sticking with the analog, O’Neil employs mostly scissors and paste to construct his signature-style collage work.
Chris Middleton, from Instant Graphics (Rotovision Publishing) says. “… Martin O’Neill has built an international reputation by being so defiantly old-school, analog, . . . → Read More: Collages by Martin O’Neill
It’s been a bruiser of a week, but like the woman in this collage I’ve managed not to become undone!
Happy Friday, everyone!
EyeSwoon, Editor for “Made in Slant”
btw: The collage is by Italian artist Claudio Parentela.
Artist Dayna Thacker draws inspiration from seemingly disconnected subjects but somehow manages to weave them together in her latest body of work, “Theories of Everything.” Modern string theory, ancient Islamic sacred geometry, the principles of ecology. Thacker sees the overlapping concerns of these topic as “the harmony of relationships, the correlation between the very . . . → Read More: Cut paper collages by Dayna Thacker
mixed media on canvas30cm x 40cm
More mixed-media work from one of my favorite artists – Belgium based Eva Eun-sil Han.
In the series ”Irreguliere,” Han cuts out perfect circles from painted paper, strings them together through their centers, and glues them to the canvas. The layers of circles, along with the other vintage cut-outs, suggest . . . → Read More: “Irreguliere” mixed-media work by Eva Eun-sil Han