10 posts tagged collage
by elisa grand
“the future used to be in technicolor,
polaroids of the passionate and hopeful.
the future used to be in black and white,
inspiring dreamers to reach towards the stars.”
by dead paper
by David Lavine
King of the Surf
by Richard Vergez
“Cut and paste collage, 8 X 7 cm. The background for this picture comes from the Boys Own Paper Annual for 1935 and is an illustration of the marvels of modern neon advertising. The divers, the same girl twice, come from different editions of the same old encyclopedia set. Together they make up a nice Deco surrealist image. Because I restrict myself to working only with original material from old books such backgrounds do not come up very often.”
by Bob May
“The photo collages represent the end of a tangible moment. When an experience is over, all we have is illusionary and false memories, reflecting a constant yearning for the past. The way we remember moments are often idealized, or warped in a beautiful way. Often, feelings, colours and emotions are remembered more than the physical. I used my personal experiences with memories to deconstruct my old family photographs, and create a new, idealized, and illusionary moments. Each image evokes a certain mood and emotion encased in a memory- whether it is an eerie memory that you can’t quite put back together, or a dreamy, fantastical moment never to be forgotten.
The series tells a fragmented story of different emotions, moods, and moments that translates these foreign family photographs into something familiar and thought provoking. The fragmented qualities of the images mimic the constructive and illusionary processes that our minds use in remembering a specific moment of our past. The images weave together both truth (the tangible photographs) and illusions (the distortions and fragments) to create a sense of uncanny memory.”
“Jesse Treece is a collage artist living in Seattle, WA whose work screams of the simple, yet ever complex, interpretations of both the mundane and whimsical facets of life. He’s somehow managed to mix both the regular and absurd, beautiful and disturbing and put them into images that you find you could get lost in for hours. He is currently involved in a collaborative collage book project (Icecream Kingdoms) that is traveling from mailbox to mailbox around the globe.”
“The poem talks of a time of transformation, of alchemy, when something in you that is dark is brought to light. It talks of this time as magical time, a time as powerful as any first. First times are very memorable. They can mark the beginning of something very important in your life. I think that when I wrote this (which was a long time ago) I was in love with someone and trying to describe what that was like.”
Unrad shared some of the coolest collages we’ve ever seen. In addition to his, well rad artwork he filled us in on the firsts behind each piece.
“[The first one] is inspired by a first date I had. We had gone to an art gallery in Santa Monica, California and she would put her hands on her hips a lot, especially when looking at artwork. That was almost two years ago. We are still together, and one day we were talking about that day of the gallery, and it made me think of how she would place her hands on her hips. I made this as soon as I got home that night.
The demon children one is my first collage using repetition of shapes.”
For more of Unrad’s work check out his Flickr stream.
go back and remember
the time when the world was small
enough to touch and big
enough to hold a million mysteries;
and then dream,
and dream again.
Our first collaboration at Dead Paper.