Copenhagen based collage artist.
Black and White
Miles Johnston works primarily in pencil drawing. His surreal art explores psychological transformation in portraits and figurative images.
Captivating. Mindbending. Recursive. Face melting. Gorgeous.
Johnston’s art is our psyche staring back from the void. Beyond the threshold of strange changes; he illustrates not a calculus infinite worlds, but the infinite selves it is possible to become.
Deform. Divide. Attract. Recur.
Each picture below is a story of transformation the subject is undergoing.
Pencil Drawing Timelapse by Miles Johnston
Miles Johnston is a lover of pencils & Instructor at SARA.
Baskoro Prasetyo is a 28-year-old freelance photographer and videographer from Bali, Indonesia.
Prasetyo’s work takes a critical view of nature and culture. In his work, he deconstructs Indonesian beliefs and culture. He uses digital collage and photography in his artwork.
Scales is a project born from a dialogue between photographer Nicola Spadafranca and a sound designer Enrico Nicola Cascavilla. Cascavilla interpreted Spadafranca’ photographic project “Squame” making a short moving experimental video art using just the photographs. Cascavilla found a story through the photos that he told just with sound and a cinematic editing with after effects.
“Scales” is the journey of a man on an unknown planet, He’s looking for the truth, which is now increasingly difficult to find, as everywhere and everyone is being filled with material and spiritual garbage.
He is unable to deal with the “Scales” of his own past and he finds himself deviated from his true nature and true needs.
“Scales” is a journey to the centre of the earth with sounds and pictures. The pictures are recycled in a movie recounted with sounds. It’s a recycling project.
Concept, video, music and sound design by Enrico Nicola Cascavilla (ENC), a sound designer based in London enc-sound.net
Photographs by Nicola Spadafranca, an analogue photographer based in the gargano (south-east of italy) where these pictures were taken. Previous project “alla fine del viaggio.”
Voice by Marta Faustino, arts manager and art lover based in London. Co-founder of the online magazine noveltymag.co.uk/
Chicago artist Michael Joy is usually working on 3D sculptures, however, recently he has been exploring his new interest in photo-collaging. Collaborating with fellow artist Bailin Pagadala, they bring together their combined skillset to create surreal and whimsical images. Sometimes funny and sometimes serious, each image tells its own individual story.
The process begins with Michael harvesting vintage photographs from the public domain. Any photograph that generates an internal reaction, no matter how small, is downloaded to his collection. Once several hundred images are collected, Michael scrolls from picture to picture until something clicks. Joy says, “That click usually happens instantly. It is a micro moment, a visual whisper. It requires a quiet mind, an almost meditative state in which I simultaneously see segments of past dreams and reimagine them to unfold into a deeper story.”
Michael continues, “Perhaps, after so many years of manipulating found objects for my sculptures, I’ve become sensitive to taking subtle visual cues from various shapes blending them together with other forms. Sometimes, the connection is based on similar shape patterns and contours, and other times I am responding to an emotional reaction to a particular image and desire to amplify that feeling or create a new narrative.”
Together with Michael’s ideas and Balin’s technical grace with photo manipulation, they have created 150 new images over the previous six months. They are currently bringing these images together in a book that will be available in the summer of 2016. Many of the images can be seen on his website http://michaeljoyart.com/discover/printedwork/collages/ with several prints available for sale.
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