Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
"In my work, whether stone and oil, metal and wood, or cardboard and papier-mâché alchemy and automatism are linked together in the cognitive creative process. Intention becomes line, line becomes shape, shape becomes form, and form becomes content. In my work I find myself either suppressing or indulging of my own desire to associate personal narrative to the raw visual information inherent in the material and process."
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 26, 2012
Profiled in the magazine in the past, we love the cut-out book collages of Alexander Korzer-Robinson. He says of this work: "By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience."
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Mark Bradford is best known for his large-scale paintings made from materials that he gathers from the streets around his Los Angeles studio. Using both collage and décollage techniques, Bradford creates abstract works that can be seen as topographies of the city's physical as well as social, economic, and cultural landscape.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Using postcards that he obtains from restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, artist Amir Zainorin creates collaged postcard murals of famed leaders that currently reside on the face of major currency. George Washington, Queen Elizabeth, and Mao Zedong get the treatment in a very odd, but rather creative series of portraits from the Malaysian-born artist.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
We live in a time when reimaging both content and materials is the sign of the times. Enter Brazilian visual artist Vik Muniz and his famed remaking of the famous Van Gogh painting Starry Night from various magazines. Here, Muniz shares his process for creating intricate collages based on images that "are already part of our collective visual memory." The piece is part of Vik's best-known large-scale pieces, "Pictures of Magazines."
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 24, 2012
They call it Art Remix, and we find these additions to fine art, created as "collages" by Thomas Robson, to be rather stunning appropriations. "Thomas Robson uses appropriation art to confront received aesthetics and critically re-appraise imagery in a visually saturated world, creating a contempoary Art Remix portfolio of Art Luxe images."
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
Allison Diaz is a San Francisco-based collage artist who has created a series of photographic work that focuses on the shifting perspectives of identity and the way we perceive ourselves and others.The inspiration behind Diaz's series entitled Haunted Mirrors came after she heard a story about two star crossed lovers who were in the middle of breaking up...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Marie Luise Emmermann is the mastermind behind Skizzomat; a Berlin-based illustration and design studio. Her work has been featured in countless magazines and galleries throughout Europe. Her work represents a change in traditional collage methods.
Illustration // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The mixture of cut-up, found textures and drawing in South Korean illustrator, Gwen Lee’s work is endering. The blending of the two techniques makes a nice contrast for the two styles, making the both eye-catching. As well as the found paper surfaces, Gwen also uses her own marks on the paper before cutting them up, following through with the hand-drawn feel in the collage.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Simulations is a fantastic and stunning photo collage and manipulation series by California aritst, Alexandra Bellissimo. The artist combines the naked human body with nature, making extensions from the body that appear to be roots and remnants of the natural environment.