Monumental abstraction from Frauke Dannert

Frauke Dannert is an exceptional collage artists that maximizes the outcomes of her craft by repeating her images, diminishing their individual gravity, and creating something beautiful, foreign, and obelisk out of their parts. Finding her collage fodder through photocopies, the internet, and newspaper clippings, Dannert oftentimes finds a certain strong and architectural element to focus…

Don Eddy’s photorealistic altarpiece paintings

Represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, Don Eddy juxtaposes his painted snapshots to create multi-faced works that feed the viewer a sequence with which one can find infinite contrasts, similarities, and dialogues. Don Eddy was born in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California and went on to receive his BFA and MFA in Hawaii…

Totems and monuments to the ancients from Matthew Craven

At the age of 22, New Yorker Matthew Craven first enrolled in art school as a student focusing on abstract painting. However, after a short amount of time and an epiphany, Craven came to realize that the dialogue of abstract painting did not fit his aesthetic nor what he was most interested in displaying or…

Kate Steciw’s spliced internet collages

Brooklyn-based artist Kate Steciw’s sculptural and photographic collage pieces take fragmented pieces of color and images from the internet and “interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation, splicing together a disparate group of objects that mirror how internet is consumed;”. Her artworks are primarily made up of images inspired from events in popular culture. However, when…

Romare Bearden’s cultural collages

Artist Romare Bearden, who lived from 1911-1988, used various techniques such as watercolor, screen printing, oil painting, and collage to create his mixed media artworks. Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, all-encompassing context by creating works of mythological, religious, and classic representation and replacing their characters with those of African heritage….

Jim Shaw’s contortion of past pop culture

Artist Jim Shaw became famous for his collection of thrift store paintings that were displayed by prominent galleries and received  much criticism and applause. However, his personal work has a much bigger impact when soaked in by the beholder. The artist uses his vast collection of pop cultural artifacts in his work either as inspiration,…

Haunting works by Emir Sehanovic

Emir Sehanovic, native of Bosnia & Herzegovina, was first recognized as an active street artist in his local art scene under the alias, “Aorta”. Since then, he has become known internationally for his murals, installations, digital collages, gifs, and other works. Emir also helped found several artistic groups locally and internationally. In his work, especially his…

Lucien Shapiro’s urban obsession

Lucien Shapiro uses found objects, trash, and raw materials to create ornate masks, armor, and weapons. His work exemplifies the relation between life and death and our legacy as a culture as it draws comparison between our waste and artifacts from ancient cultures. The comparison is fascinating! Check out a few of his pieces below….

Revok’s urban collages

For the last 25 years, Revok has been considered one of the most prolific graffiti writers in the world. However, in the late 2000’s he was arrested and incarcerated on three different occasions in three different countries. Aside from the traditional spray paint graffiti, Revok creates collages out of painted wood and other materials that…