a tale of a few cities

John Stezaker, Whitechapel, London

Posted in appropriation, Art, Collage, cut & paste, London, Photography, Photomontage, surrealism by petercombe on February 22, 2011

I’m in London at the moment and am going to take my nieces to see John Stezaker at the White Chapel Gallery. I used to live in London and am happy to see that Whitechapel is situated in the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter. London’s East End now has the highest concentration of artists in Europe.

British artist John Stezaker is fascinated by the lure of images. 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.

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