Tuesday, May 24

Juxtaposition Art

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English conceptual artist John Stezaker creates interesting juxtaposition art by combining old photographs and postcards. His works were just recently displaced at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. 

"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."

Art historian Julian Stallabrass said, "The contrast at the heart of these works [by Stezaker] is not between represented and real, but between the unknowing primitives of popular culture, and the conscious, ironic artist and viewer of post-modern images."

I quite like the turnout.  Let me know your thoughts! 

{Images & Content via Ynot, Whitechapel Gallery, & Today and Tomorrow}
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