I like the way Seattle-based artist Harold Hollingsworth juxtaposes different stylistic elements: thick with thin lines, typographic forms with organic shapes, black/white with color.
About his process, Hollingsworth writes: “I’ve been focusing on being loose with some sketchbook activities to start each day here in the studio, and as simple as that has been, like . . . → Read More: Mixed-media works by Harold Hollingsworth
“Directions to Home” 2011 Acrylic Painted Paper And Paint On Paper 48 x 36 in
I like the abstract collage work of the Brooklyn based artist Aaron Wexler. Inspired by nature, Wexler collects source materials from prints, books, photographs and more. After making drawings and collages from these source materials, the artist cuts his . . . → Read More: Abstract collage by Aaron Wexler
Mixed-media work by Stina Persson. The Stockholm, Sweden based illustrator collages cut-paper on top of watercolor and inks. See more of Persson’s work on her website.
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The artist with the fairy-tale like name, Treasure Frey, creates these spellbinding pieces which at first glance appear delicate and controlled, but the longer you stare seem to vibrate off the edges of the paper.
It is fascinating to see how Frey’s current work developed from her earlier more literal pieces consisting of enigmatic . . . → Read More: Collage and drawings by Treasure Frey
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.
From the artist’s . . . → Read More: Paper cut collage work by Elise Wehle
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