The Art Of Collage: A New Dimension

The art of collage has existed for many centuries. The first collages were made almost 100 years ago by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso when the explored the new art territory with their papiers collés. Since then, collage has been explored by artists from different movements like surrealism to abstract and pop art.

Over the years many fashion editorials, advertisements, and other pieces of pop art culture have incorporated this technique. These artists who have taken the art of collage to a new level are still explored by the artist. Their tools? Some glue, scissors and cuttings.

Such that we have compiled a list of these artists.

Kurt Schwitters

Also known as the king of collage, he collected the pieces from the streets of Berlin to make the final piece. He used magazine clippings,  waste materials, recycled materials to convey the rapidly changing world. For his clippings, he used, used tram tickets, and rubbish heaps. He glued the various pieces and nailed them.

Annegret Soltau

She makes a collage using photographs of her own face & body stitching it with black thread. Through her art, she tends to describe the processes and experiences she has gone through in her life. She also shows the closeness between herself and her loved ones, showing strong relationships and how she cherishes them.

Jesse Treece

This collage artist living in Seattle brings his art to life with the help of vintage magazine cuttings and books. He creates a surreal and mundane life into something exciting and gives it a new perspective. He often uses images of children, natural elements and combines them. He combines regular and absurd things and the result is as such, the person ends up looking at his art piece for a very long time.

Emon Toufanian

Who finds solace in making collage and his therapeutic for him. Born in Washington DC has worked in fashion magazines. While making collage he focuses on a certain element or revolves it around a story. His previous work in the fashion industry and music gives him inspiration. Known for his captivating collage work he stands out to be one of the most versatile artists.

Jessie Craig

Known for her photography, Jessie also creates inventive photo-based collages which offer an interesting contrast to her more formal photography. She uses elements only from her own photographs. She focuses on one thing and through other elements and creates an entire story from it. This process yields a creative and fun product which often involves a famous celebrity in the centre of it.

Tell us which artists’ collage did you like the most in the comments below!

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