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Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams

September 19, 2014

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Christopher Jobson

Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace creates mixed media compositions that reference various aspects of mythology and realms of fantasy. The artworks are made from layers of cut paper with additional details added in watercolor and gauche. You can see much more on her website and over at Madrona Gallery. (via So Super Awesome, Trend Hunter) More



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From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang

May.28.14

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Christopher

From the New World, 13′ x 26′ (400cm x 800cm), Epson Ultragiclee print on Epson fine art paper
In his largest artwork to date, Chinese artist Yang Yongliang (previously here and here) just unveiled From the New World, a sprawling digital collage depicting an overpopulated, futuristic landscape completely overrun with construction, debris, and high-rise skyscrapers. The new artwork is a continuation of Yongliang’s ongoing commentary about the devastating effects of unchecked development and industrialization through the use of dense, photography-based collage. More



Music

The Collages of Joseba Elorza Set in Motion for Air Review’s ‘Young’

The Collages of Joseba Elorza Set in Motion for Air Review’s ‘Young’

May.14.14

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Christopher

A few months ago we featured a number of collages by artist Joseba Elorza (previously) who merges stock historical footage, photography, science fiction, and humor to create surreal worlds that are both strange and nostalgic. Now we get to see his collages in motion. Dallas-based band Air Review commissioned Elorza to make this beautiful music video for their track Young. More



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Psychogeographies: 3D Collages Encased in Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin

Psychogeographies: 3D Collages Encased in Layers of Glass by Dustin Yellin

Mar.21.14

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Johnny

Psychogeography is the act of exploring an urban environment with an emphasis on curiosity and drifting. Or, more colloquially put, a “toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities.” For the Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin, his toy box is full of everything he finds on the street—flowers, leaves, bugs, and even dead rats, which are then composed into three-dimensional collages and sealed behind resin.
In his most recent series “Psychogeographies,” Yellin uses multiple layers of glass, each covered in detailed imagery, to create a single intricate, three-dimensional collage with a mix of magazine cut-outs and acrylic paint. More



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Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books

Flora and Fauna Escape the Confines of Over 1,000 Repurposed Books

Mar.18.14

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Christopher

Assembled from hundreds of cutout plants and animals from repurposed textbooks, artist Andrea Mastrovito created a striking installation where a colony of bats clings to the ceiling, a flight butterflies swarm the gallery walls, and all matter of insects, mamammals and plants intermingle across the floor. The sprawling artwork spans the realms of collage, diorama and trompe-l’œil and was inspired in part by H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau. More



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Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel

Mar.14.14

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Christopher

Mixed media artist Travis Bedel creates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks. You can see much more of his work over on Tumblr, and he has prints for sale on Society6 and Etsy. More



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Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson

Mar.6.14

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Christopher

Approaching Storm

Approaching Storm, detail

Gully

Lost

Lost, detail

Pond

Pond, detail

Waterhole

Waterhole, detail
Belgium-based artist Catherine Nelson (previously) just unveiled a new series of works titled Expedition. The digitally “painted” collages are made from hundreds upon hundreds of photographs that Nelson meticulously assembles into sprawling worlds that straddle the line between real and imagined. The five pieces you see here were nearly 10 months in the making. More



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Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens

Dutch Paintings Recreated Using Thousands of Photographic and Scientific Specimens

Jan.9.14

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Christopher

With hundreds of tiny photographic fragments, gelatin capsules, magnifiers, plastic bags and insect pins, New York artist Michael Mapes (previously) creates collages that are equal parts portraiture and scientific specimen. For his latest works Mapes used photographs of paintings by Dutch masters Rembrandt, Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy and others as inspiration for large scale specimen boxes. The deconstructed photos along with myriad other materials have effectively been transformed into a collage of a painting of a person. More



Illustration Photography

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza

The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza

Nov.14.13

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Christopher

Joseba Elorza is a sound technician who makes a living with his unique brand of digital collage and illustration. The Spain-based artist blends humor, technology, science fiction and anonymous historical photography to create some really splendid digital imagery. You can see much more in his portfolio, and pickup prints in his shop. (via iGNANT) More



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Money is Material: Watch as Collage Artist Mark Wagner Turns the U.S. Dollar into Art

Money is Material: Watch as Collage Artist Mark Wagner Turns the U.S. Dollar into Art

Nov.12.13

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Christopher

The Avant/Garde Diaries recently did a short feature on collage artist Mark Wagner (previously) and got some excellent footage of the artist at work as well as a timelapse of one of his recent pieces coming together. Directed and produced by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott. More



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The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner

Aug.9.13

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Christopher

Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner (previously) has been referred to as “the greatest living collage artist” and even “the Michael Jordan of glue”. The artist has a wide variety of artistic pursuits from writing and artist bookmaking to drawing and assemblage, though he is probably best known for his intricately cut and assembled currency collages using the one dollar bill. From his artist statement:

The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America.

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