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Photographer George Christakis from Greece, has created a series of surreal and dreamlike photographs, by mixing photography and digital painting
Do you have old maps lying around your home? Why not utilize them as surfaces for art?Vancouver based Paul Morstad decided to use maps for his paintings of various animals from the natural world. Looking at maps as artifacts of human endeavor and an empirical grid to represent land, Morstad hopes to reveal the ambivalence and struggle in the cohabitation of humans and the natural world.
For Daniel Gordon’s latest series “The Green Line,” the artist used photography and collage as tools to create works referenced from Matisse’s well-known 1905 portrait of his wife titled The Green Stripe (La Raie Verte).
“The title is a nickname for the painting because of the artificial shadow displayed as a line down the center of her face,” Gordon wrote via email.
To create each piece, Gordon sorts through photographic images found on the Internet, prints them, and builds 3-D tableaux he then shoots with an 8x10 view camera. He said he is inspired by not only Matisse’s art but also his philosophies.
“I’m interested in taking ideas that were radical in Matisse’s day (collapsing space through the blending of foreground and background, multiple angles viewed at the same time, and Fauvist color and expression, among others) and moving them into a contemporary photographic space,” Gordon wrote via email. “I suppose it’s a kind of physical version of Photoshop that’s playing with a big history and multiple mediums.”
The exhibition, “Best Before End,” by the British photographer Stephen Gill incorporates a number of photographic series that Gill made in and around the London Borough of Hackney over the past fourteen years. His processes include burying photographs, making exuberant flower collages, placing objects inside the camera so that their traces could be encapsulated within the film emulsion thus adding confusion of scale. Gill’s most recent series, entitled “Best Before End,” resulted from part processing negatives in energy drinks, bringing forth the most fantastic, abstract and vibrantly coloured works that somehow reflect the intensity of modern inner city life.
This exhibition opens at the Foam Gallery in Amsterdam May 17 and runs through July 14, 2013.
Popel Coumou has a multilayered view of reality—literally.
The Dutch photographer/multimedia artist uses collage as a way of expressing, and often altering, her idea of reality.
“I had an assignment to look for a two-dimensional image, to make it three-dimensional and then make it two-dimensional again,” said Coumou about how she began making the collages.
Impressive series of illustrations by graphic designer from Madrid Juan Carlos Paz. He takes photos and inserts some fabulous creatures into them.