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.
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.
If you thought old school librarians were the only ones who know how to use an ink date stamp, you need to check this post. Using those very same date stamps and black ink, Berlin-based artist Federico Pietrella paints these incredibly detailed, pointillist-like paintings, where numbers and ink merge together to form larger scenes. In his enormous ink artworks Pietrella always stamps the current date, thus each of his pieces contains a clear timeline of the days he worked on it, often spanning two months. From landscapes to portraits, Pietrella shows immense patience and a strong vision that leads to the successful execution of each complicated painting. Check out the video below to see an interview with Pietrella and see more data stamp pieces on his website. [source]
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]