Although surreal collage work has regained popularity within the last decade in contemporary culture, few artists have mastered its beauty and artistry. Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck began deconstructing vintage ads and images since 2009.
Slabbinck carefully choreographs multiple images to create a newly decontextualized photography. With humor present in every piece, Slabbinck’s surreal imagery often features astronomical aspects and psychedelic visions. Following a 70s aesthetic, the artist creates a beautiful juxtaposition, which is often portrayed as a story in mid-sentence.
His work was recently featured at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London with a series of collages, which featured vintage Playboy editorials and other vintage publications. His work is for sale on Society6.
Sammy Slabbinck is a Belgian artist. His eye for muted tones and surreal compositions make his work engaging and memorable. He renders dynamic collage prints, combining vintage photographs with contemporary compositional styles. The images are cut up into pieces and redistributed, playing with exaggeration and proportions. Other times, the images are placed in a reverse context, juxtaposing modern ideals with traditional states of mind. Follow him on Tumblr.
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