Atfal Ahdath‘s work explores and manipulates the techniques that have fashioned a culture of reproducibility and standardization and accelerated the Arab world’s fascination with fame. Portraiture becomes an art of disembodied faces and uprooted sceneries, infinitely reproducible and ultimately unconvincing. Individual difference dissolves into a visual detritus of mass-produced templates with which one literally does and redoes the memories. The work assembles a set of digitally-deconstructed and rewired images in order to produce memories that are untraceable, disconnected from their temporal coordinates. Memory outside time.
Posts Tagged ‘collage’
Belfast-born artist Steven Quinn creates cheeky collages that he pastes together from cut-outs of various old magazines, fanzines, posters and his own photography, to create quirky, weird and wonderful portraits. The skulls below were created from images of solar systems, galaxies (far far away, enough of Star Trek), nuclear explosions, planets and landscapes.
Weird and beautiful collages by Julia Geiser…
Alvaro Sanchez. Part of the illustrations series for the upcoming poetry plaquette Orgánica Palabra of Guatemalan poet Rafael Romero, 2012
Beautiful and slightly disturbing collages by Christina Dervin…
Commercial photographer, graphic designer and art director, the work of Juan Gatti includes anatomy drawings of the human body in combination with the taxonomy of plants and exotic animals.
Amazing works by Thomas-R: ”Exploring the role of Artistic Provocateur, attacking the boundaries between graphic design & fine art by subverting and re-contextualising imagery with dramatic visual interventions. Confronting and critically re-appraising imagery in a visually saturated world.”
Disturbing collages by John Stezaker…