Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Dustin Yellin just released his new series of work “Psychogeographies”, a collection of life-size humanoid figures. Like specimens trapped under a microscope, these alien-looking sculptural paintings are painstakingly pieced together using thousands of individual drawings, paintings and magazine or encyclopedia clippings that are then stacked between vertical planes of glass to render three dimensional forms. The whole process to create these works is quite labor-intense. According to the artist, the current seriers of 12 figurines took him 6 years to complete. Take a look at these stunning 3D collage, if you want to view them on field, they are on permanent display at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
If you love street art, you probably will remember oakoak, France based artist who creates playful and witty interventions on walls, streets, and sidewalks based a keen sense of observation. Smartly taking advantage of cracks and crumbling infrastructure, his creation interact with their surrounds in unexpected ways. When asked why oakoak created these street art, he said “Since I come from Saint Etienne, an old industrial city which is now in re-conversion, I have the need to make my city less “grey” and at the same time, funnier.” Hence he walks a lot every day to find new attractive places with urban elements such as broken walls. Then he measures it, prepare drafts at home then comes back to make the collage. If you like oakoak’s work, you can check our previous post about him or visit his facebook page.
Derek Gores, Florida-based artist is known for this special chaos controlling skill in art – creating ripped paper collage portraits on canvas using recycling magazines, labels, and other found materials. In his collage work, Gores shows his contrasting interests in the living beauty of the figure, abstract design aesthetics of fashion, and a fearless sense of play. “I start with a photo shoot, play around deconstructing digitally, and then recreate the tones on canvas with aggressive textures from magazines, maps, song lyrics, etc” Gores explains how he create his collage art.
British artist Peter Clark uses old stamps, maps, love letters, labels, buttons, sewing patterns, and various papers that he has collected to create collages of everything from trophies, to animals, to clothing. This particular series features various breeds of dogs, ranging from the French Bull to the Dalmatian. He starts by drawing the outline in felt tip and then carefully selects from his paper and fabric stash for the right materials, as well as colors, to define tonal effects and other features in his art objects. Look closely and you will notice details that connect the dog to the medium. For example, a Scottish Terrier might be formed out of maps of Scotland, another breed may be created from strips of an old paper dog license. [source]