Category Archives: Collage

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Série Noire Collage Art by Philippe Jusforgues

Artists of all different styles are constantly posting their work on REDEFINE’s MySpace site, and once in a while, an artist posts something interesting.

Philippe Jusforgues‘ collage works place awkward images of oddly-positioned humans atop vintage images of interiors and exteriors. The viewer gets the impression that every image has a deeper meaning lurking beneath the surface.

These images are from his fourth series, Série Noire.

Dave Barnes’ Eatin Right!

Evidently Dave Barnes is a somewhat famous soul musician, but that’s not the Dave Barnes we’re talking about here. The Dave Barnes we’re talking about is a Canadian artist and illustrator who combines gritty materials and dated colors with polished illustrations to form what he calls “oldification.” His pieces are nostalgic yet humorous and modern at the same time — the best of all times.

And, as you’ll notice in this piece below, Eatin’ Right, Barnes pays a lot of attention to small details. Check out the random related newspaper clippings, the pen marks added around the rooster’s head, or the slightly faded starbursts in the background.

Barnes will be a part of a group show titled “Made In Canada,” at the Bear and Bird in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The show opened yesterday, and Barnes’ work will be shown alongside that of artists like Rey Ortega and Lori Joy Smith.

Laura Breitman’s Textile Art at UC Davis!

A few months ago, we stumbled across the layered textile works of Margot Lovinger and were blown away by the intricacies in her recreation of the human form using fabrics.

Now another artist with a similar technique but much more detailed subject matter has caught our eyes. A new solo show at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery of UC Davis features the mind-blowing works of Laura Breitman, who similarly collages patterns to create art pieces. The main differences? Breitman’s works are full-blown landscapes, lovingly and painstakingly recreated from photos taken by her husband, Michael Needleman. Also, Breitman uses not only sheer fabrics, but a combination of fabrics and papers, which bring added depth and texture. Her works are not as exacting; they combine the randomness of nature with the randomness of hand-crafted works to create pieces that are organic yet much more artistic than simple landscape drawings.

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[Left] Looking Up; [Right] Looking Up Detail View

Breitman’s extraordinarily multi-layered and multi-patterned pieces range in size from 10″ x 10″ to 40″ x 40″. The exhibition will run for ten weeks, from September 25th, 2008 to December 7th, 2008.

The artist will also be holding a demonstration of her collaging process, live at the gallery on November 4th at 4:30pm. The demonstration, which is open to all members of the curious public, is guaranteed to be a learning experience.

Jane Hammond’s Paper Works

Jane Hammond — her brand of collage and brightly colored illustration work is easily polarizing. My personal opinion is that while some of her collages are intriguing, a lot of her works seem to be rather unexpectional. The works here are some of my favorite from her current installation at the deYoung Gallery. This series, Paper Works, will be traveling throughout various galleries until 2009.

New Artist Galleries Up!

Just a heads up for new artist galleries on our website!
Coming this week: Frye Art Museum and San Francisco Art Trip!

Andy Haynes Bask In Your Thoughtcrimes Erica Steiner Greg Simanson
Ian Stevenson Jeremy Gregory Jesse Reno MB77
Saira Kennedy Ten Hundred

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