Denver based artist Ravi Zupa’s work blends icons from a huge variety of cultures. Everything from renaissance painting, Japanese wood block prints, North American sign painting, tyrannical propaganda, and religious iconography all seem to find their way into his work. And not only is his art a mix of cultures, but it also incorporates a […]
From what was originally intended just as a class project thrown together overnight were the pieces that formed into my first collage series, Mapping. A year later, I still continued to use the same technique of cut-up magazines, paste and nocturnal inspiration to create work for my BFA senior thesis exhibition at the University of Montana.
These surreal photos by Elena Kulikova are sure to tug at your curiosity. Their double exposure, cross-eyed nature places at least two images together to create a larger meaning. Much like the phantom sensations Oscar Wilde wrote about experiencing while drinking absinth, these photos capture that same mysterious spirit that is only reached while hallucinating. Bathed […]
Lately, I have found myself back playing with collage. There is something so simple and intuitive that comes with collage. Process becomes such a huge aspect of collage work, and in that way, it becomes a very cathartic activity to sit down and start cutting and gluing. Collage also flirts with one of my biggest […]
Alana Dee Haynes has real knack for illustrating the unseen. Using ink pens and magazine clippings, the Brooklyn-based artist transforms the human figure into something organic, almost plant-like, and yet cooly seductive. She seems to have mastered the overlap area between illustration and photography as she adds tattoos and, patterns, and fungal growth to beautiful model images.
Eugenia Loli must have a wicked sense of humor because her photo collages crack me up. I can’t quite put my finger on why they’re funny, but maybe it’s the combination of vintage, 1950s imagery with scary, apocalyptic themes. The two very different tones seem to collide in her series of beautifully surreal images. I’d love a large […]
Laura Collins creates a whole new layer of meaning for these vintage photos by overlaying a second or third photo, carefully chosen to slightly skew the overall meaning of the piece. These collages give insight into the yesteryears of our parents and grandparents. Some of them are innocently pretty, while others seem to have a heavier […]
If you love rainbows, skulls, acid art, and pop art, then check out these abstract collages by Spanish artist Luis Toledo. He combines historic, religious, and pop culture elements into his freaky abstract pieces. The colours are so bright, they almost seem to burn your eyes. It’s like an instant mood lift mixed with the discomfort of […]
There is a lot of great collage artwork out there at the moment with artists like Sonya Roy and Julian Pacaud creating wonderful artwork, but there is one guy whose work I really admire and that’s Mario Wagner. The way he composes his artworks using retro images of happily married couples or office drones sitting […]
I’m a Montana-based BFA student and this is my first collage series, called Mapping, which shows the transformation of our landscapes due to human impact over time. They are surreal yet light-hearted, while showing a collision between the organic and inorganic.
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison are a creative couple who have been in the art world for nearly a decade creating unique images by combining photography, collage, painting, sculpture, and performance elements. The use of color and movement in their works almost always appears in an abstract way; proportions and space are oftenwise twisted depending on their image composition. I am a particular fan of their recent ‘gray dawn’ series.
Laurindo Feliciano is a Brazillian collage artist currently residing in Paris. Inspired by his own collection of vintage books, magazines, postcards and letters, he has created an impressive amount of beautiful works in the last ten years. All of his collages and posters share a certain nostalgic flair and a great passion for surrealism.
I love Tony Fitzpatrick’s mixed media collage work. If you look closely, you’ll see parts of vintage matchbooks, baseball cards, and printed text. My current favorite is Motor Gypsy Comet Grease. Check out his blog, where he shares also his inspiration, behind the work.
English artist Hayley Lock bedazzles with her imaginary and playful art crossing time and space in order to create something extraordinary. The arrangement of esoteric elements and ancient characters gives her work a mystical aura and makes you wonder if there might be some hidden messages for the viewer.
Raintree1969 is the Flickr moniker for a Taiwanese surreal collage artist I’ve been obsessed with for years. I wish I knew more about him. He is currently pumping out a collage a day and every single one is bizarre and awesome.