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Mixed-media works by Harold Hollingsworth

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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

More embroidery on vintage photographs by Hinke Schreuder

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Dark. Delicate. More embroidery on vintage photographs by Amsterdam, Netherlands based artist Hinke Schreuder.

See more of Schreuder’s work here.

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More photographs of dancers embroidered by Jose Romussi

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Berlin based mixed media artist Jose Romussi embellishes vintage photographs of ballet dancers with colorful embroidery. I’m smitten by this guy’s work. See more of it here and here.

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Cut paper illustrations by Stina Persson

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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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Collage and drawings by Treasure Frey

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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

Vintage mixed-media piece by Kate Tucker

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It could be a necklace, a wall hanging, a headdress.

It is a lovely mixed-media piece by Kate Tucker, a Melbourne, Australia based artist.

Silkscreen collages for the love of the polka dot by Tamar Cohen

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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

Photo collages of landscapes by Liesl Pfeffer

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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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Mixed-media work of Amanda Valdez

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“she’s mine” 2014 Embroidery, Acrylic, and Fabric, 24 x 20 inches

Using embroidery, fabric and paint on canvas, Brooklyn based artist Amanda Valdez creates paintings with strong colors, bold shapes and suggestive imagery.

From Valdez’s artist statement, “I think about what the body feels: extreme pleasure and pain. There is pain in the pleasure of having . . . → Read More: Mixed-media work of Amanda Valdez

Collages by Mark Skay

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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