Dream-like collages by artist Villajavat

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By Autumn Whitehurst in New Art on Wednesday 6 November 2013

If it were possible to take photos while in our dreams, the snapshots might just look like the collages of the mysterious Villajavat. Creating random juxtapositions does not by default lend itself to success but these collages are not only successful, they’re cohesive and convincing.

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Cheeky album cover collages by Christian Marclay

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 14 October 2013

New York-based artist Christian Marclay, who treads both sonic and visual art terrains, somehow hit upon the idea of matching disparate album covers in a way that make perfect irreverent sense. These are fast making our day.

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Subversive human body collages by Linder Sterling

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Visual artist Linder Sterling has a flair for exaggerating and reconfiguring the human body in her subversive collages. These are some pretty brash, and in-your-face works — and they pretty much speak for themselves. Here, have a look.

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Violent fine art collages by Richard Vergez

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 11 March 2013

Visual and sound artist Richard Vergez uses manual techniques like tape splicing and photomontage to create minimalistic works that favour unadulterated disturbing abstraction. His collages are vaguely terrifying and timeless at the same time.

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Digital collages by Natalie Nicklin

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By Natasha Kowalski in New Art on Wednesday 17 October 2012

As a fellow printmaker, I really appreciate the craft and time invested in creating these futuristic, retroactive collages by London-based digital artist, Natalie Nicklin. She describes her work in one nifty sentence: ‘Somewhere there’s a parallel universe made up of all our previously imagined technopias. I’d like to think my work reflects that place’.

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Sports collages by Jens Ullrich

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Friday 27 July 2012

When it comes to sports, watching the athletes gives us a sense that they are almost weightless. Berlin-based artist Jens Ullrich produces simple collages that combine sports action shots with images of stone sculptures. It all comes across as beautiful and graceful.

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Illustrations in antique books by Hollie Chastain

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By Jessie Winslow in New Illustration on Thursday 19 April 2012

Illustrator Hollie Chastain illuminates the tattered pages of antique books with these forest, fairy tale, and music inspired collages. The results are sweet little bursts of magic.

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Julia Tepasse

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By MK in New Art on Saturday 2 April 2011

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.

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John Stezake’s Dark Star photo series

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By Eve Politanoff in New Photography on Monday 21 March 2011

British artist John Stezaker’s series of photographs fuses the profiles of glamorous sitters with caves, hamlets, or waterfalls, making for images of eerie beauty.

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Maldo Nollimerg

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Tuesday 25 May 2010

The heavily political, provocative, and pornographic themes and images in French artist Maldo Nollimerg’s collages remind me of awesome punk album covers from the early 80s, but with a slightly more baroque quality to them.

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Page Tsou

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 1 March 2010

Taiwan-born, London-based illustrator Page Tsou has a storybook quality to her work, whether it’s ink drawings or her steampunk-ish collages.

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Mark Wagner

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By Nicklaus Andersen in New Art on Monday 26 October 2009

Brooklyn-based collagist Mark Wagner does more with a single dollar than many people can with millions. His imagination, sense of humor and indignation, and eerily capable hands make money fun again, in an ironic way. Next under the knife, cigarette ads? (For it!)

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Kenny Irwin Jr.

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 19 June 2009

Kenny Irwin Jr. makes absurd, apocalyptic collages, mainly drawing from images from the Middle East. He also makes videos, but the most compelling stuff to me are his florescent, ballpoint pen drawings that deal with similar imagery, but bind everything together in a more limited palette.

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Shelby Fischer’s mixed media

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By Zolton in New Design on Saturday 10 January 2009

Shelby Fischer is a mixed media artist living in Central Virginia. Her work is beautifully realised, laborious in its detail and subtle in its colorings. ‘My mixed media collages and assemblages blend surrealism with otherworldly imagery’, she says. ‘Each work is a fragment of an intuitive story — odd and mysterious narratives that are familiar echoes of a long lost, often twisted fantasy or nightmare’.

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The 3D illustrations of Kate Slater

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Tuesday 9 December 2008

I was feeling kind of picky this morning, searching for just the right thing to itch that Monday morning scratch. The beautiful origami like collages of London illustrator Kate Slater really did it. The fact that they’re 3D makes you convinced that you might actually be able to crawl inside one of them and reclaim […]

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