Collage Workshop – Cass Art

Event alert!

If you are in London and you want to collage over vintage photos, join me this Friday 15th of June at Cass Art Islington.

You can find all the details about the event and how book your spot here.

Still life photo of an altered vintage baby portrait over a wood background.

Photo manipulation collage.

Purple Collabs – Photo Obscura

Finally!

After some months working on it with Rebecca, aka Photo Obscura, we finally published the project!

On her website there is a section about this collaboration called Naomi Vona x Obscura, where Rebecca selected a series of vintage photos from her extraordinary collection, and sent it to me to manipulate them.

The result is an exclusive set of collages on sale on Photo Obscura only. The project also includes the possibility to purchase a print of one of the pieces (Playing Cool) available in different sizes.

On her website you can also find plenty of retro photos and prints, all dedicated to the love of vintage snapshots. I hope you will enjoy it and please, don’t hesitate do give me your feedback.

Daisy Patton – Forgetting Is So Long

I want it all!

I discovered the wonderful paintings by the american artist Daisy Patton not so long ago, and I totally fell in love with her works. This particular series really caught my eye, is called “Forgetting Is So Long” and the mixed media technique used is super intriguing.

Daisy collected found family photos, then she printed the pictures on a bigger surface and painted on them. The result is totally mind blowing, I really love the mix and match between a classic vintage portrait and her colors splash interventions.

This is what Daisy wanted to express with this art project:

By mixing painting with photography, I lengthen Roland Barthes’ “moment of death” (the photograph) into some semblance of purgatory. Not alive but not quite dead, each person’s newly imagined and altered portrait straddles the lines between memory, identity, and death. They are monuments to the forgotten.

Below a little selection of my favorite one, enjoy!

Want to win a large art print of one of my collages? Just Post a comment here to participate! Giveaway ends on Sunday 31 of January 2016.

Inspired – Liz Orton

Inspiring!

The UK visual artist Liz Orton realized this awesome photo collage series called Deltiologies.

In this project she scanned and putted together several early twentieth century pictures, categorizing them according to recurring motifs such as lakes, snowy peaks, waterfalls and villages.

The result reminds me a lot to the iconic mandala drawings, with a “dreamy” final touch. I love it!

Want to win a large art print of one of my collages? Just Post a comment here to participate! Giveaway ends on Sunday 31 of January 2016.

Confetti Series 001

New!

As I already showed on my Instagram account, I am working on a collage project called Confetti Series. This body of work is composed by a total of 50 tiny collages, created with home made paper confetti and pens.

You can find them on sale online at a very affordable prices on my Etsy shop. Have a look to the first 10 pieces of the series below. I hope you enjoy!