Featured Artist: Sebastian Wahl
We’ve been meaning to feature Sebastian Wahl’s crazy collages for months now and since he has a dual solo show (with fellow artist Justin Lovato) opening up – it seems a perfect time. They collaborated on the outstanding piece above together for the exhibition card, we’re just loving the way it makes one’s eyes go all jelly-welly.
Colorful and swirling, eye-candy mysticism forms the basis for his imagery – mused by sacred geometry and shamanic visions. Sebastian channels these inspirations into the form of psychedelic landscapes, iconic, mandalic and spiritual mayhem.
The Surreal Collages of Rocio Montoya
Rocio Montoya‘s surreal collages have a delicate hand with a clean eye for design – each image plays with perceptions, emotions, transformation and environmental impact. Rocio is a photographer, graphic designer and editor based in Madrid, Spain. Her strongest works are these collages which use her own portrait photography as a base to create “experimental” portraits. The human body in synergy with nature, the female figure and the loss of identity are the conceptual basis of her work.
Featured Artist: Suzanne Moxhay
The mixed media work of Suzanne Moxhay is surreal, desolate and beautifully strange. She creates digitally altered photographs of empty landscapes using a mixture of her own photographs, painting, and found images. They transport us into wonderfully scenic dioramas with a sense of both past and future, a kind of David Lynchian natural history museum.
The Oscars 2015, Graphic Design
If you were awake, you must have noticed the stunning Academy Awards graphic design on the recent Oscars 2015 telecast. Henry Hobson is one of the unsung graphic designers behind those category introductions, along with the California animation studio Elastic and show co-producer Lee Lodge. The fantastic graphics were the best part of the whole show, breaking up the usual pomp and cheese with refreshingly beautiful visuals.
Featured Artist: Charles Wilkin
The wonderful composites of Charles Wilkin have a linear eye with the seasoned influences of Dada, Man Ray and elements of current mass media. His simple collages are carefully edited and selected – yet seemingly deconstructed. While being tightly designed, the collages also manage to incorporate loose, almost random aspects of pure childlike abstractions, resulting in strongly blunt final images.
Travis hails from Phoenix, Arizona and hasn’t had any formal art training yet his collages speak volumes in skill and imagination. His source images come from vintage medical and science books, available in the public domain. With obvious skill at cutting detailed and intricate pieces, his eye for the overall composition and it’s flowing unity is perfection.