Rod Smith – an artist and musician from Newcastle – uses found objects, vintage papers and mixed media to create beautiful thematic works. He is also one of six featured artists in our ongoing Co-Create series. We’re big fans of his collage work, and in this piece, Smith has used collage to present the stories of women in Sydney’s prisons back in the 1920s.
What if our lungs were made out of flowers instead of, uhhm, lungs? Or what if our arteries were clogged with weeds instead of cholesterol? Or cactus for brains (which some people I know might already have)? Mixed media artist Travis Bedel uses glue and razor blades to cut out vintage illustrations from science books to create anatomical collages. He takes anatomical, botanical, and other biological parts and recombines them into figures that are both familiar and alien to us. His work range in size, from 5 inches to 6 feet.
Bob May takes discarded old books and makes them into magical collages. These collages are always beautiful, and usually surreal, with a comforting retro feel. May has a great way of placing two unrelated images together in a fun juxtaposition. I particularly like when he repeats the same image and pairs it with something else, […]
You won’t see kids playing house in these playful and slightly sinister works by collage artist Joe Webb, who makes it entirely believable that kids, yes, kids, are eating clouds like candy floss, stealing the sun to make an eclipse, or painting planets into existence. Clearly they got bored of playing house.
Sammy Slabbinck, who describes himself as one who ‘renders dynamic collage prints, combining vintage photographs with contemporary compositional styles’, does all these unexpected collage artworks, including one of an all-star wrestling team comprising of respected musicians like Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Jim Morrison and David Bowie, The one with the family sitting down at the dining table and drinking up spoonfuls from their soup bowls of unsuspecting swimmers is pure genius.
Decipher II and Tapestries are continuing series of collage works using baseball cards from my childhood collection. In a sense, the cards are unraveled and then assembled or crocheted into geometric shapes and patterns which isolate and highlight certain graphic elements from their former designs.
Hugo Barros is a collage artist living in Lisben, Portugal. I discovered his work looking for album artwork ideas online. I was immediately captivated by his images and contacted him to ask if we could use one of his pieces. He agreed and his collage, Last Year, became the cover for our new EP, High […]
Since 2002, the Netherlands has had a Party for the Animals. Yes, standing up for the rights of animals and including animal rights in the body of legislation is certainly a sign of even more control by man over nature, but how much further will this interference go? Will the eating of meat become equivalent to a […]
What happens when a talented oil painter re-discovers his love of sculpture? Well, in the case of Julien Marinetti, these bizarrely creative animal sculptures are born. Each one looks like it escaped its cage and rolled in puddles of paint, becoming a kind of 3D canvas. Each little creature embodies a statement about society within […]
Working with vintage paper ephemera—comic books, victorian illustrations, magazines, prayer cards, and old dictionaries, Philadelphia-based collage artist Greg Ephemera Trout breathes new life into forgotten images. Each work captures a decisive moment in a narrative left almost entirely to the viewer’s imagination.
This is the art of a stay-home dad who always has a crazy camera with a long viewfinder made out of Legos with him. He is the anonymous creator of rock sculptures along the beaches of the Long Island Sound, which are the subject of many of his photos. He also makes cool loops with his Rhodes and guitar and snare drum and carefully pieces his loops together in tandem with his photo art in beautiful short movie snippets. My favorite pieces are these planet-esque (or some are eyeballish) photo collages he makes.
A graphic designer from Portugal, Benedita constructs some pretty rad collage style works which she has printed on various mediums, as well. Her works are fun and well-balanced, full of colour and pattern without being gaudy or kitsch. Well, a little kitsch, but in this case it’s a good thing.
As if working with models such as Gisele Bundchen and being published in Vogue were not enough for French photographer, Jean-Francois Lepage, he now merges fashion with art. Adding finely crafted linework and collage to his images, Lepage’s pushes his work further to explore ‘insights on individuality, mortality, and the unspoken forces which guide the sublime emotional instincts of the human mind’.
Matthew Parker, a DC-based artist who makes stunning collages of photographs, was bored with schlepping his work to art festivals in a van and setting up a tent to sell them.
These series of images by Lauren Redburn are collages that may look like something we see in our dreams. Her creative use of images from old magazines to books makes her works stand out.