Artist Travis Bedel takes illustrations of anatomical imagery from science guides and textbooks, and embeds botanical imagery around them. Chrysanthemums cluster inside crevices, vines sprout from veins. Bedel cuts and pastes these disparate elements forming seamless finished pieces.
See more of the artist’s work on his tumblr site.
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“Girl Looks Back” Collage, Paper Cut, Ink Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.75 inches
Using drawings, photos, and prints, Utah based artist Elise Wehle creates collages of landscapes and ethereal figures. Wehle then carves out geometric patterns in strategic parts of the work, adding to the air of mystery in the final piece.
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Bergamo and New York based artist Andrea Mastrovito creates three-dimensional room-size installations from cutouts of old books. Inspired in part by H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, Mastrovito mounted life-size images of plants and animals from approximately 700 books, filling an entire room. The installation depicted in these photos was installed last year . . . → Read More: Out of control flora and fauna depicted by a three-dimensional collage installation by Andrea Mastrovito
Fun with Spools, 2008, 38” x 58”
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 with . . . → 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