I was very honored to have the opportunity to design another gig poster for Madalean Gauze – this one for her upcoming July 21 show at Johnny Brendas to celebrate the release of her excellent new EP: Cool & Fun. The poster features my collage There Was a Fire, There Was a Flame on the front and was printed by ABNRML.
I think she’s easily one of the most talented and underrated musicians in the current crop of the Philly scene. Check out her music on bandcamp, spotify, etc. Don’t sleep on this one!
The View Within is a cut paper collage using images primarily pulled from vintage magazines and other ephemera and dry adhered to paper using a gel medium and augmented with gouache. The original is 13? w x 19.5? h and was created in July 2017
This piece is a cut paper collage with gouache on paper. The original is 18″ x 21″. June 2017.
I was honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the latest issue of The Baffler! They approached me about creating a collage to accompany “The Wrong Stuff, ” a great article by Tom Carson – in the end, I created two different pieces. Both are included in issue no. 35, which is out now – get one while you can!
Thursday April 20, I’ll be back in Washington, DC. to participate in an Artist Meet and Greet at the Latela Gallery in Brookland, to help close out the last few days of the Collage II exhibit. 6-9 pm with wine provided by Weygandt Wines. Hope to see you there.
This pieces is a cut paper collage on paper, using images primarily pulled from vintage magazines and other ephemera and dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is 20″ x 19″ and was created in March 2017
This pieces is a cut paper collage on paper, using images primarily pulled from vintage magazines and other ephemera and dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is 11.5″ x 15.5″ and was created in March 2017.
Excited to finally receive my copy of Cults of Life #6 in the mail last week, which features some of my collage work as well as a short interview. The new book format is great and the whole thing looks beautiful. Definitely pick up a copy. Thanks Niko for including me!
Issue #6 contains whopping 92 pages of international collage talent, with 36 artist features and 4 artist interviews.
Lee McKenna (NZ), DadaSoulface (US), Dominik Bönisch (DE), Ed Dander (MX/US), Ermanno Cavaliere Goge (IT), Akinbo Akinnuoye (US), Lydia Mojzis (DE), X Is The Weapon (US), Dragut collage (TR), DHS (DE), Niko Vartiainen (FI), Linda Bernhard (UK), Cory Peeke (US), Flore Kunst (FR), Lia Boscu (UK), Deborah Stevenson (US), Itchi (FR), Martin Carri (AR), Anna Carolina Gelabert (PA), Dustin Bowen (US), Guy Vording (NL), Ricardo Tomás (SP), Sergio S Vidal (US), Nikolaus Dolman (AU), Franz Samsa (IT), Gabriel Parniak (CA), Stephen Tierney (AU), Jorge Chamorro (DE), computarded (US), Cless (SP), Johnny Gialanella (US), Lula Valletta van der Helm (DE), Matthew Bealor (US), Musta Fior (FR), Walter Paganuzzi (IT), Maxomatic (SP)
Joe Castro (US), ChangGang Lee (JP), Kit Clark (US) and Danilo Brandao (BR/AU)
Cult leaders #6 details:
January 2017, A5 format, 92 pages, 36 artist features and 4 artist interviews.
Curated and edited by Niko Vartiainen.