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.
Book Sculpture: Guy Laramee
Guy Laramee creates beautiful mixed media sculptures, carved from books which act as dioramas. Layered topographic mountains, ancient textbook caves which portals of light shine through and scenic interludes of rugged terrain.
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.
Foto Fix: Alma Haser
In her series Cosmic Surgery, UK artist Alma Haser uses origami as integral props and elements in her final imagery. Haser photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects’ face and folds them into a complicated origami construction, which is then placed back onto the original face of the portrait. Finally, the whole scene is re-photographed. The fantastic outcome is a surreal modular twist on anatomy with startling and simple beauty.