Wednesday, 16 March 2011

John Stezaker

“British artist John Stezaker is fascinated by the lure of images. Taking classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations, Stezaker makes collages to give old images a new meaning. By adjusting, inverting and slicing separate pictures together to create unique new works of art, Stezaker explores the subversive force of found images. Stezaker’s famous Mask series fuses the profiles of glamorous sitters with caves, hamlets, or waterfalls, making for images of eerie beauty."

The technique is called splicing, try it for yourself. I did with a friend yesterday and I'm now extra on the look out for old photos & postcards in charity shops to do more.

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