I first fell in love with Kareem Rizk’s work at Retrospect Gallery in Byron Bay a few years back. He is a Melbourne-based collage artist, illustrator and designer who works in both the digital medium and the more traditional collage mediums of acrylic, oil pastel, pencil, solvent transfers and acrylic transfers.
Ben Giles is a prolific, young collage artist from Suffolk, England. His outstanding eye for imagery allows him to create these psychedelic geographic collages with sometimes the simplest of cuts. Check out his portal collages especially.
Lola Dupre is a collage artist from Glasgow, Scotland, who produces highly detailed and fractured collage art. Her work is made the old-fashioned way, with paper and scissors. Eye catching and contorted works cover almost every topic: browsing her site you can see celebrity portraits, animals, fashion editorials, political caricature and reworked classical art images.
Paper and the Blade is a beautiful papercut exhibition by Perth-based artist, Nia May. With more than 40 intricate designs, the show creates a two-dimensional world of foxes, teapots, skeletons, birds and little girls lost.
Jesse Treece is a collage artist living in Seattle whose work screams simple yet complex, with interpretations of both the mundane and whimsical facets of life.
Plastic Robot is a diverse artist working with photography, painting, drawing and collage. Commonly found throughout his artworks are highly personal subjects. He generously allows us into his world of love and defeat, beauty and misconduct. His artworks are directly inspired by, and connected to, his personal life and he creates with clarity and compassion. And never without bite.
Beth Hoeckel, a Baltimore-based artist, has created some wildly experimental and wonderfully psychedelic works over her career. Her figures tend either directly challenge or ignore the viewer, referencing themes of identity and perception. Bright and bold, these are insistent images. Do they remind anyone else of Run, Lola, Run?
Check out the warm art from 20 year-old Microbiology student, Jerica, who captures dreamy landscapes from all over the world, draws textbook influenced pieces, and creates Valerian Marguery-inspired collage from 90s kids Encyclopedias.
Ina Jang’s photography is extraordinarily unique. Her compositions playfully fool with depth, her images gently and humorously introducing new meanings to familiar objects. Ina’s photos, carefully planned and executed, often involve cutting, gluing and pasting mundane objects, such as paper and cotton balls, and layering them with figures in extremely minimal spaces.
Ann Marshall creates her captivating portraits using a unique blend of traditional techniques and paper collage. She is currently exhibiting at the New Masters show at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, CA.
Artist Julia Tepasse, aka Großstadtheidi, lives in Heimathafen, Hamburg, where she studies fine arts at the University of Lueneburg, with a particular interest in minimal, abstract and post-modern art.
Rui Ribeiro is an illustrator with a graphics background, so his technical skill and attention to design can be seen in his work. His works have messages reflecting today’s society, as well as human details, like hair, to infuse his style with highly detailed finishing.