“Most of my pieces involve old-style scissors-and-paper collage, a humble but immensely satisfying medium. I like the process of combining seemingly unrelated images (old photos, magazine clippings, coloured bits of paper, images found in old books or on the internet) into a different reality that might startle, amuse or provoke.
I live and work in the Pacific Northwest, on an island in the middle of a lake, surrounded by a big city.”
Artist Clet Abraham has been sneaking around cities across Europe in the middle of the night and strategically placing stickers on street signs to alter their meanings. And while passers-by may crack a smile when they see the humorous signage, Abraham hopes people will think twice next time they are asked to follow an instruction.
Ramon Bruin is a talented freelance artist, who graduated at the Airbrush Academie in the Netherlands. He is mostly a self-taught artist. Besides a great passion for airbrush, he also draws and paints. With experience in multiple techniques and materials like acrylic, oil, water paints, charcoal, paint pens, pencils and graphite he makes unique artwork. From modern-expressionism to kick-ass airbrush designs and from photo-realism to 3d optical illusion drawings.
American artist Nancy Fouts creates refreshing humorous sculptures that are truly dynamic in their design. Everyday objects, animals or symbols are being rearranged to change its original character. She says about her work: ‘It’s not deep, but it is entertaining and it makes people smile!’
These were the original cat memes before the internet even existed.
Photographer Jason Lee manipulates photos of his two daughters, Kristin and Kayla, to create magical scenes. Through the power of his camera and computer, he transforms the girls into video game heroes and other whimsical beings. Lee posts gorgeous photos — altered and unaltered — of his daughters on his blog. Check it out here.