Tag Archive: collage

Ana Himes

“Drink Life” (2010): The editorial collages of Spaniard Ana Himes are distinctly vintage-inspired with modern flair. Himes studied advertising and public relations before she was given her first camera, unleashing her artistic side. Now she finds beauty in repurposing old pictures and ads, as well as capturing decay and abandon (broken windows, rusted signs, overgrown gardens) through her photographs. Enjoy more here: http://www.anahimes.es/


Victoria Topping

“Black Orpheus and Voodoo Funk” (2011): Artists have been making collages for hundreds of years, and the medium is alive and well in contemporary art. The term derives from the French “colle” meaning “glue”, although the word applies to plenty of forms besides the two-dimensional, including music, literary, architecture, and film. Enter Victoria Topping, a London and Berlin-based artist whose own interpretation of collage involves Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and traditional drawing & painting. Her work blends musical themes – disco lyrics, floating notes, LP covers – with a distinctly modern flair. Awesome and vibrant stuff from an artist to keep an eye on: http://cargocollective.com/victoriatopping

Judith Supine

Judith Supine is a Brooklyn-based street and mixed media artist known for his surreal and technicolor collages, which he posterbombs around Williamsburg and Lower Manhattan with an adhesive mixture called wheatpaste (also known as potato paste, flour paste, rice paste, and Marxist glue). Supine rejects the idea of precious material in his work, instead making beautiful mess from magazines absconded from the trash, a utility knife, cheap glue sticks and an industrial copy machine at Kinko’s. Enlarging the images to an assortment of scales, he then paints these anxious-looking creatures in garish, neon colors and releases them into the metropolis around him. Check out more of his work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/judithsupine/ 

Joram Roukes

‎”Salvation Road” (2009): The large-scale collages of Netherland’s Joram Roukes are at once disturbing and familiar, ghastly figures that challenge proportions. They are meticulously composed and yet the paint drips or smudges freely. Roukes’ succinct artist statement alludes to moral dilemmas in Western society, and this elaborate piece is suggestive of America’s economic and cultural influences – a puzzle to decode. See his site here: http://joramroukes.blogspot.com/