Collage Artworks For Every Taste

January 10, 2019

Rooted in European Dadaism in the first years of the 20th-century, the art of collage is the destructive construction which continues to engage a number of different artists today. Linked to the history of avant-garde art, the cutout paper, newspapers, found objects, and assemblage sculptures became some of the most influential pieces that helped shaped the art today.

These works continue to dominate the global contemporary scene, presenting a collection of the visual language and codes of communication today. We bring you a selection of collage works which can adorn your walls!

Featured image: Danielle Prijikorski - Serie 826M (detail). All images courtesy of their respective galleries.

Jim Houser - Salt Water

A self-taught American artist, Jim Houser works across installation, painting, sculpture and collage. Exploring words and the semantics of them, Houser creates the intricate relationships of the elements in his works through his artistic language that emerges.

In his collages, the artist expresses his most private thoughts and feelings. The piece Salt Water from 2014 is comprised of his signature icons and pictures, a mix of geometric shapes, stylized figures and self-made typography. When combined, these elements reveal an extraordinary complexity and interconnectivity, becoming a whole.

See more info about the work here.

Guillaume Pelloux - The Hanging

A former archivist, Guillaume Pelloux now works as a collage artist. Cultivating a fascination for European royal dynasties, he revisits, distorts and reinvents official portraits of these figures by collage on canvas. By giving them new lives and legends, he attempts to rescue them from oblivion.

As with Pelloux's other pieces, The Hanging reveals a universe charged with unique magnetism. Combining photographs in which glamor plays with luxury, the artist created an interpretation which reveals another story.

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Fieroza Doorsen - Untitled 349

In her work, the South African-British artist Fieroza Doorsen places an emphasis on pattern and colored forms, while investigating mark-making, spatial relations and formal contrasts at the same time. Playing with curves and lines, organic forms in both color and monochrome, her artistic approach evokes the practices of Arte Povera for imbuing old objects with a new purpose.

The piece Untitled 349 is comprised of repeated patterns and brightly colored organic forms. Evoking the formal matrices of classical abstraction, it draws the viewer into this unique visual language.

See more info about the work here.

Joseph Cornell - The Smile In The Gift Shop

A pioneer of the boxed assemblage, Joseph Cornell led a peculiar life, spending most of his time inside the home he grew up in, managing to find the portal to infinity inside his boxes. His first collages were done in a form of paper archives, similar to the what we today call portfolio, soon turning to experimental avant-garde film and his first shadow boxes.

This unique mixed media collage reflect the peculiarity of Cornell's persona and the inventiveness of his work.

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Kathy Kissik - Syphon

A Miami-based artist, Kathy Kissik is known for her fusion of contemporary and historical photography with found objects, creating works which are often architectural. After photographing her subjects from slightly skewed perspectives in light shifting with the passage of time, she builds up sculptural collages with contrasting textures and found objects to create a multifaceted effect.

The piece Syphon is inspired by a tube used to convey liquid upwards from a reservoir and then down to a lower level of its own accord and an unprecedented life and direction of its own which this nature of force that once started can take. In this work, the artist wanted to juxtapose relentless industrial corrosion for gain with the emptiness of futurist rhetoric.

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Frauke Dannert - Ohne Titel

A contemporary German artist, Frauke Dannert has chosen collage as her primary medium. Using everyday materials like newspapers, photocopies, images from the Internet, all of them completely functional images, she creates something new, confronting her own order in the pictures to the entropy and chaos of the universe.

The piece Ohne Titel creates a tension between what's real and what's simulated. The background embellishes her artworks with materiality and color.

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Maximilian Pruefer - Form ist flussig in der Zeit - Studie

Conceptually examining the natural processes and phenomena, the German artist Maximilian Pruefer turns almost every movement into a picture, making the record of it with his own printing system, the so-called Naturantypie. This process involves a highly sensitive printer that creates the smallest contact with the surface, letting out the ink and recording every movement.

The work Form ist flussig in der Zeit - Studie is also created through this process, which allows the artist to records such phenomena as the beating wings of moths, or the trails of ants and snails, questioning their structural processes.

See more info about the work here.

Danielle Prijikorski - Serie 826M

The artist Danielle Prijikorski creates complex collages which reflect her unique need to assemble things and keep them together - if not in real life, then at least in the controlled environment of her studio. Combining scraps and fragments of materials, she creates a unique harmony, while establishing order in the surrounding world.

The piece Serie 826M invites people to reconnect with the world around them that’s full of equally fragile beings equipped with their own thought, fears, and tears.

See more info about the work here.

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