Based in Philadelphia, Alex Eckman-Lawn is an artist who allegedly â€ślives in the gutter and sleeps in the sewer.â€ť And when heâ€™s not burning his name into the ground and trying to take down the sun, heâ€™s creating fascinating 3D collages. Like dissected books, each collage is an excavated visual narrative, exposing the story and […]
Vancouver-based artist Jordan Westre makes eye-catching collages that anxiously depict future utopias, the apocalypse, and female sexuality. Mixing cutouts from vintage magazines with those from pornographic and editorial materials from any decade, Westre links the values of modern society to past ones, often pulling out cross-generational similarities in regards to war and the treatment of […]
Joe Castro is a Philadelphia-based musician and multidisciplinary artist who creates bold, symbol-filled collages using materials sourced from vintage magazines and other printed ephemera, which he finds at flea markets and yard sales. By enmeshing the human body with animals and technology, his work explores dualism while also critiquing the effect of modernization on humanity. […]
As part of last yearâ€™s Art Basel Miami Beach, multimedia artists Marina Fini, Signe Pierce, Sierra Grace, and Sydney Krause created â€śMotelscape,â€ť an otherworldly full-room installation located in a love suite of the Miami Princess Hotel. Every object was specifically designed to convey a sense of replicated and illusory reality, such as the translucent plexiglass […]
Artist Monique van Uden creates intricate artworks by making meticulous slices withÂ an X-Acto knife. As she cuts from single sheets of paper, things like twisting vines, lush florals, and grandiose scenes all emerge within silhouetted male and female figures. These fine inner details tell stories of their own, and with every composition, it’s as if […]
In 2013, Polish directors Kijek/Adamski used 2000 PVC cutouts to make a video for Japanese singer Shugo Tokumaru, and now they are at it again! They laser-cut metal sheets to create hundreds of shapes (trees, computers, bridges…), painted and aligned one-by-one for a promotional animated film for Curtin University. My favorite part of the sequence […]
For about four years, German graffitistÂ 1010 has been painting worm-like birds on walls. He recently began exploring a whole new theme of colorful layered cutouts that are intriguing for its illusional depth. Although 1010â€™s visuals are characteristically minimalist, his work does share similarities to Jen Starkâ€™s and Charles Claryâ€™s paper art.
Yesterday, I received an art submission titled “What a Wonderful Childhood” (shown above) by Malaysian graphic designer Tang Chiew Ling. I liked his work so much, that I have included more images from this series. He collects different types of leaves and adapts them into scenesâ€”i.e. visual stories. Ling briefly explains the process: “For one […]
What is interesting about Rachael Asheâ€™s paper cutouts is, she not only creates two-dimensional art but also makes three-dimensional sculptures. Her transparent boxes have a wow factor with the overlaid organic patterns, and when light peeks through, the shadows create a 4th element to each piece.
Directors Kijek/Adamski used 2000 PVC silhouette cutouts to make this incredibly creative music video. Applying the stop-motion technique, the filmmakers had a painstaking task of aligning all shapes, which you can see in the making-of at the bottom of post. This project serves to promote Japanese musician Shugo Tokumaruâ€™s new song titled, “Katachi” (meaning shape). […]