Sammy Slabbinck’s Surreal Collages Play With Proportions And Warp Reality

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Sammy Slabbinck’s surreal collages disassemble the world and construct a surreal place of strange happenings. Taking portions of found imagery, the artist builds compositions in which women are out of proportion and larger than life. They are integrated into the landscape and dominate the scene, while others in the frame barely seem to notice these beauties. There are other bizarre events happening in Slabbinck’s artwork, such as men carrying sections of the galaxy, buildings sprouting out sexy legs, and people at a dinner party watch a bomb go off while appearing unaffected. It almost seems like that the only people that seem aware of their surroundings are the giant women. These are the characters that confront us as viewers, looking right back at us.

Drawing inspiration from vintage books and magazines, Sammy Slabbinck’s collages have a classic feel to them with a modern twist. The composition he creates tends to be both humorous and seductive, as different elements that were once normal now become bizarre through distorted scale and strange juxtapositions. Everything should seem out of place, but Slabbinck’s perfect placement and imagery combinations make everything appear perfectly balanced. You can see more of Sammy Slabbinck’s work on his site or at Saatchi Art.

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Aaron Bickner- illustrator, designer, sign-painter and trash collector

Aaron Bickner is a truly skilled artist hailing from Minneapolis.  Aaron is not only an illustrator, designer, sign-painter, & trash collector, but a very nice individual as well.  I had the pleasure of attending illustration courses with Aaron at MCAD, and I was always so excited to see what he would come up with for our briefs.  Every piece always seemed to stand out from the rest of the pack in some way or another; whether it be by his soft-spoken well thought out ideas or by the brilliant execution.  Aaron’s work is thoughtful by not only his beautiful line quality but in the way he seems to complete an illustration as a whole. At times he will create small shadow boxes, sculptures, 3D collages usually including found materials from his environment.  Aaron always struck me as someone completely in-tune with his surroundings and his work really portrays that well.  I also dig that in his commercial portfolio most of his client work involves small independent and community beneficial organizations. Nice!

Check out more of Aaron’s work after the jump.

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Chrissie Abbott

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Chrissie Abbott’s work reminds me of something you’d see while rummaging through psychedelic album covers at a record store.  I dig it! I love the mixture of black and white photography and colorful elements. She has done work for Little Boots, Nylon, and New York magazine.

 

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Able Parris

changing_imagination_collage670 East coast Collage artist and lover of type, Able Parris, offers any art-tuned web-explorer a selection of delights. I suggest starting with his collage collections and Able’s sketchbook videos. and viewing his other work as featured on tumblr. Able shares his collage art through downloadable wallpapers, and shares his editorial perspectives as a frequent contributor to both Graphic Hug and We Love Typography. Thanks for sharing, Able!

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