Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
Photo montage and collage have the inherent power to juxtapose and arrange strange and foreign subjects creating new associations from unlikely pairings, a re-occuring motivation and end goal for artist's working in this medium. The result from this process is usually a variety of relationships that are telling of particular aspects of the given subjects.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 28, 2012
Collage has the capacity to alienate, estrange, and transform objets and images into something entirely unrecognizable and new, harkening back to the source, but compiling new associations and new contexts. Magazines are packed full of images that are strange, familiar, and numerous all at once.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Eva Lake is a an artist working in both photomontage and painting. Her current show Judd Women Targets is now on view at Frosch and Portmann in New York, consisting of several collage series. Here we provide a preview of the "Judd Montage" series, one of her earlier collage series, playing with found magazine print images of the famous Donald Judd's sculptural works, being incorporated within new contexts...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
London-based artist John Stezaker catalogues images from a variety of books, magazines, and postcards, using these printed photographic images as appropriating ready-made content in a new context, allowing its original and new context as a means to create associations and new meanings.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Chad Person has made a bit of a career causing controversy and ruffling a few feathers with his political artwork, and here he has completed a series of collages created by rearranging US currency into the shapes of war machines. That tank is quite a great composition.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 09, 2012
With a great collection of surreal-inspired digital collages, Julien Pacaud has created a series that channels what he calls "Perpendicular Dreams." He works "with bargain-hunted vintage imagery and tries to go beyond the usual ‘cut and paste’ technique in order to create coherent-but- surrealistic strange worlds."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 05, 2012
Ryan Halliwill's collages juxtapose and obscure images, replacing professional basketball players with upside down flowers, large sections of open ocean with an indiscernible black form, snowy branches with a sandstone littered seaside, mashing up conflicting imagery, highlighting the obvious differences and the unlikely similarities as collage has the power to do.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
San Francisco-based artist David Bayus produces vibrant and richly layered multi-media collages. He works work with mediums as diverse as digital montage and oil paint, creating an array of tactile qualities ranging sleek flat surfaces to globby paint application.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 01, 2012
Linder is a female artist born in Liverpool and currently living and working in Heysham. Her collages are abrasive and provocative. Highly erotic imagery juxtaposed alongside aggressively gendered icons results in a critique that is both uncomfortable and potentially humorous in its extreme sexuality and exaggerated physical desire
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 24, 2012
Leigh Wells' collages fragment bodies, rocks, landscapes, and space appropriating them on two-dimensional surfaces in compositional arrangements of flat color, found imagery, and basic geometry. Bodily forms are broken and cropped in monochrome, balancing somewhere between flesh and hard inanimate matter. Mountain ranges are cut and rotated as forms outside of their original embedment in the landscape.