Compositions by Beatriz Mahan Interview with Lorette C. Luzajic from IdeaFountain Barcelona artist Beatriz Mahan creates intriguing, composition-based collages that she refers to as matrices. She uses a variety of simple elements to play with shape, colour, texture, and mark-making. I found her visually stunning creations on flickr and saw right away an eerie kinship with [...]
Writer and artist Lorette C. Luzajic has designed a minimalistic yet striking new collage series. Her goal was to focus on composition, utilizing less imagery and concentrate on form. Here are some sample pieces… P blue and purple composition
Book Review: Cutting Edges: A Few Reflections on Contemporary Collage By Lorette C. Luzajic (Cutting Edges, Gestalten Books, 2011, ed. by James Gallagher et al.) “Nothing is original,” said Jim Jarmusch, director of Down By Law. He took the words right out of my mouth. “You’ve written about this theme numerous times,” said the friend [...]
Skimming over doodles, drawings, collages, thoughts and illustrations in Moleskins are a fantastic source of inspiration. It’s an artist’s sidekick, idea book, and visual journal. Last year our Daily Design Inspiration #21 was for Moleskine Art and we figured it’s long overdue for a Design Inspiration Moleskine Art Part Deux. For our 35th edition, here [...]
Playing Cards with Liz Cohn by Lorette C. Luzajic The art of tiny possibilities is one of collage artist Liz Cohn’s specialties. Liz (seen left) and her whirlwind creativity, knack for composition, and unfettered imagination often find expression on small scale playing cards. Portable, manageable, and easy to mail, playing card collage lends itself readily [...]
Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, and freelance journalist, and has been active in the international underground scene for many years. He has collaborated with magazines of contemporary art, literary and of comics in Italy and around the world, including NY Arts Magazine, Turntable & Blue Light Magazine, Komix, LitChaos, Why [...]
An artist to recently cross our radar is Boneface (based in Liverpool), whose artwork is noticeably influenced by comic books, video games, and B horror films. Not only does he illustrate but has also works on collages and his work has graced magazine covers, t-shirts and album covers. Here are some samples of his illustrations.