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
For today… some spectacularly done photographs by Stephanie Jung of various cities in Japan – Nara, Shibuya, Osaka, and Tokyo. I love the painterly qualities of the work and how the repetition jars the viewer’s eye to connote motion.
The artist’s work has been described by critics as “… (scenes from everyday . . . → Read More: Photographs of cities in Japan by Stephanie Jung
Artist Guy Whitby recently shared these digital images of Nelson Mandela composed from pictures of keys from the keyboards of various devices, such as calculators, typewriters and phones.
Whitby is well-known for creating art using images of everyday items like buttons, condoms, shoes, teddy bears, and more. About his work, he writes, “I want . . . → Read More: Photo-manipulated portraits of Nelson Mandela by Guy Whitby
Belgium based artist Isabelle Menin invents a surreal parallel natural world in her artistic practice. Taking pictures of natural elements, like flowers and foilage, Menin digitally collages, composes and enhances her own photographic images to create a neo-romantic painterly version of nature. In these works, flowers and leaves take on dramatic roles buffeted by . . . → Read More: Digital photographic collages of a surreal natural world by Isabelle Menin
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Paris based photographer Thomas Devaux pushes photographic art into the realms of classical painting, religious iconography and expressive portraiture in his latest series called “Attrition.” Taking photographs from the backstages of fashion shows, Devaux digitally decomposes an image, turning it inside out, and then resurrecting it to represent . . . → Read More: “Attrition” digital photographic collages by Thomas Devaux
Madrid, Spain based photographer Silvia Grav creates haunting photographic portraits of young women. Using digital manipulations to create transparencies and layerings, Grav’s work has a strong ethereal and eerie quality. They remind me of the work of Laurence Demaison.
See more of Grav’s work on her flickr page.
. . . → Read More: Photographic portraits by Silvia Grav
French artist Fabienne Rivory combines photography and watercolor paints to create these breathtaking images. Using gouache or inks to create texture, shading and bright areas of color, Rivory digitally combines the paintings with photographs from her personal collection of landscapes. These are simple images but highly evocative of fleeting moments and dreams.
In her artist’s statement, . . . → Read More: Colored photographs by Fabienne Rivory
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
Shai Kremer‘s “Concrete Abstract & Notes From the Edge” photography exhibit feels eerily relevant in light of the tragic bombing in Boston earlier this week.
In “Concrete Abstract” Kremer overlays multiple images of the reconstruction effort at the site of the World Trade Center. From afar, the large photographs look like abstract paintings. Up . . . → Read More: “Concrete Abstract & Notes From the Edge” photographs by Shai Kremer at the Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco