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Jim Kazanjian: Photoshop Composites
Portland based artist Jim Kazanjian received his MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1992 and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990. He has worked professionally as a commercial CGI artist for the past 16 years in television and game production.
Influenced by writers such as H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, and J.K. Huysmans, Kazanjian is interested in the “narrative archetypes these authors utilized to de-familiarize the familiar.”
Kazanjian’s images are digitally manipulated composites made from photographs that he finds online. “The number of found images I work with in a piece can vary from 12 to 30. On the more complex pieces I’ve used upwards of 50. I generally sample sections from photographs I find interesting and use them as building blocks. I assemble these “blocks” together in Photoshop to create a nonexistent space that mimics a photograph. I do not use a camera at any stage in this process.”
“I am interested in a kind of “entropic” image, an image that has the capacity to de-familiarize itself. My current work is an attempt to unravel the photograph and play with established notions of time, space, and the understanding of what gives things context.”
To see more, visit Kazanjian.net.
Sources: 23 Sandy Gallery, Art Nouveau
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Igor Skaletsky: Collage
Russian painter/collage artist Igor Skaletsky studied at the Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute and began his adventures in collage only a few years ago.
Skaletsky works as an illustrator and when possible he makes it a part of his professional work. He works in both digital and analogue techniques, but prefers traditional collage because it gives him the ability to mix it with painting.
“Collage for me is a technique that widens possibilities to express myself. I think photography and painting perfectly complement each other and combining them, one can achieve an effect which is impossible in ”pure” traditional technique. Collage is unique in its ability to organically combine things which, at first glance, are absolutely incompatible and do not represent any artistic value in themselves. I like the moment when isolated pieces of paper suddenly start “playing” with each other when I put them in the common living space of collage.”
Recently, Skaletsky and drummer Evgeniy Labich, along with Russian indie animation team Self Burning, teamed up to make a stop motion animation film called “Piece” that represents the stages of making a collage.
To see more of Igor Skaletsky’s intriguing work, visit his profile (igorska) on Deviant Art.
Sources: Cut and Paste
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