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Large Scale Architectural Collages by Anastasia Savinova

Large Scale Architectural Collages by Anastasia Savinova

Anastasia Savinova is a russian-born visual artist currently living and working in Sweden whose background in architectural studies has led her to create these intriguing large scale collages. Each collage is comprised of layer upon layer of photographs shot in various European capitals. The series is titled "Genius Loci", which according to the Romans was a protective spirit of a dwelling, takes on a more contemporary meaning which refers to a location's distinctive atmosphere. Savinovas's crisply composed collages are more than a medium of contrasting doors, windows, and roof lines, they explore the structure of life in their connection with the land and the spirit of the place.

Paper Cut Collages Suspended in Glass by Peter Madden

Peter Madden Magazine Collages

We have featured various types of collages sprinkled throughout our site ranging from dots to pinned or even from musical notes, all being unique in their form and execution. Auckland-based artist Peter Madden creates sculptural installations from cut-out books, magazines and encyclopedias. Each slice is a representation of a fantastical construction once reassembled. Although Madden works from second-hand imagery, he often uses photography as a metaphor when discussing his practice.

Interview with Paper Cut Artist Thomas Witte

Interview with Paper Cut Artist Thomas Witte

Our next artist I have upon a couple of occasions had the pleasure to see his work in person and I have to say that these pictures don't do his work justice. From far away each picture feels to be exactly what it is depicted from, a photograph. Upon moving closer you realize that it IS paper and then the shock and awe ensues.

Thomas Witte, a Brooklyn based paper artist, captures the everyday world we see through the lens of a camera and transforms them into large scale photographs made from cut out pieces of paper.

Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages

Old Photographs Sliced Into Geometric Collages

Distortions of the Past; Collaborations for the Future is a series by Vancouver-based artist Randy Grskovic of geometric collages of old photographs. The project consists of the artist's response to found photographs and the distorting of memories captured within.

Grskovic says, "I make some stylistic cuts depending on the mood that the image projects to me, which is essentially a projection of myself onto the image. It’s an anonymous collaboration. The document is now skewed. The memory has changed and so has the document. The photograph as well as any other document is never an accurate depiction of truth."

Origami In Your FACE, Literally!

Origami In Your FACE, Literally

Expanding the dimensions of traditional portrait photography, German artist Alma Haser takes her photographs further, using inventive paper-folding origami techniques to create layers of intrigue around her subjects, manipulating their portraits into futuristic flattened-paper sculptures. This series entitled, Cosmic Surgery, where she photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face which is then folded into complicated origami pieces. These pieces are then placed back onto the original face and re-photographed, making a very for a very unique series, honing in on her interest in making work that has a disquieting or disconcerting resonance.

Marc Fichou: Origami and Paper

marc-fichou-origami-and-paper-1 "As in my previous self-referential works, my intention here is to create a piece where the image cannot be separated from its referent, thus creating a visual link between past and present. This concept naturally led me towards origami because of the reversible character of its folding process: each can be unfolded back to its initial two-dimensional square, and in so doing retain the physical marks of its creases." -- Marc Fichou

Misunderstanding Focus by Nerhol

Misunderstanding Focus by Nerhol

Nerhol is the collaborative work of Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida, who come from backgrounds in graphic design and fine art respectively, in an effort to deepen the concepts behind their art and experiment in opening up new possibilities for artistic expression.

Clouds, Smoke and Portals from Torn Photographs

Clouds, Smoke and Portals from Torn Photographs

Scott Hazard is Raleigh-based artist and landscape architect who by way of torn portals in photographs, layers them to produce mysterious scenes giving way to the smoke from a chimney, clouds, or a portal into the unknown.

Collaged Paper Specimens by Michael Mapes

specimens Michael Mapes has created a collage series entitled "Specimens" are comprised of hundreds of dissected photographs and fragments (such as hair, fingernails, tears, calender dates and geographical references) contained in various forms making for an interesting and yet peculiar depiction of the person themselves.

Cardboard Ladies by Christian Tagliavini

Cardboard Ladies by Christian Tagliavini

The realm of cardboard art is easily unsurpassed with the numerous amounts of ways that it can be manipulated, everything from apartments to installations and music videos to even fruit.

Now we can say that fashion and photography can have a share in this realm with Swiss-Italian born Christian Tagliavini's Dame Di Cartone, which literally translates to Cardboard Ladies. What he has created is a glimpse into the past with these lovely portraits, the clothes being entirely crafted out of cardboard and now for your viewing pleasure if you happen to be in London. The exhibition "Cut Out & Keep" is being held at the at the Diemar Noble Photography Gallery until January 7th, 2012.