‘It needs a flight of fancy to make a good picture turn bad’. That was my thought when I saw my little nephew ripping out cartoon stickers from his album. Then I started to ruin some pop culture icons by reshaping them into a digital collage. That’s how the series How I Destroy A Mith come about.
Combining both stencil and collage techniques, PaperMonster’s work is truly one of a kind. When first looking at his work, there appears to be a single image of a woman expressing a certain emotion. Take a closer look and you will see all the chaos beneath the surface.
I woke up early yesterday to go see the fantastic Gilbert and George show at the Brooklyn Museum before its closing on Sunday. You may have seen their work in art history books. Sure the prints look good, but you really have to experience their monumentally sized photo collages in person while you still can.