It was pretty challenging to pick just a few of the pieces of this amazing artist – Linden Eller has an enchanted aesthetic that she express through collages, paintings and illustrations. I like how she can mix these 3 techniques together in a very consistent way.
Below you can see some of the collages of her series Dear Sincerely, but when you have time I will highly recommend you to check all the rest. You can shop her artworks here, and follow her on instagram here.
I really enjoyed the amazing installations by The American artist Kirstin Lamb.
As a lover and collector of vintage ephemera of any kind, Kristin recreates that sense of retro style into her paintings, in both of her abstract and portraits works. After that, she arranges each art piece into a room, creating beautiful and colorful installations of paintings that “speak” to each other.
The artworks by the American artist Joshua Flint hide a lot of research, that come from many sources as art history, vintage shops and social media platforms. Below an artist statement about his way to work:
My work is based on images curated from many sources such as digitized museum archives, vintage shops, and social media platforms. The paintings fluctuate between the familiar and the unknown while simultaneously including the past and present. By rearranging the hierarchy of elements the paintings become fictions that allow countless interpretations. Layered into works are references to liminality, ecological issues, neuroscience, psychological states, and the history of painting, among others.
The images sourced from out-of-date materials hold a special fascination. Much like observing the ruins of an old, grand building or a church in a state of decay, the characters and objects that populate his paintings are employed to create a sense of ephemerality, imbuing the work with a kind of fascination and disquiet, over the passage of time. Used in this way they serve as reminders that cutting edge trends and novelty will evolve into new iterations or be abandoned altogether. Using these sources for my paintings allows a certain distance to reinterpret as I see fit. I can see this person or place in a photograph but know nothing about what is going on beyond those paper borders. That ambiguity, between the seen and unseen, between the real and the imaginary, is where my paintings live.
This work addresses place and memory, combining elements of collage, paint, and other media to create the memory of a place in each painting; As I have inhabited several states over the past few years I’ve grown interested in the attachment and loss that comes as one grows fond of a new place and then must leave it.
Enjoy the beautiful analogue paper layered collages by the American artist and art teacher Amela Cikota. This series, called Codes, is about abstract composition pieces made of plenty of different papers.
This is how the artist describes her work:
These collages are the newest addition to my work. The collages are created by layering a variety of paper including tracing paper, vellum, Japanese paper, painted paper, Thai paper, Nepalese paper, and pages from antique German books. The base of each work is part of a antique music reel which create the lines and dots in the collages. This connection to music brings a code like visual to the collages. I look at these lines and dots as a code, or more of an early technology and coding that came way before computers. These codes encrypted in the antique paper creates a relationship between the past and today’s world.