SEE IT | Collage: Artist Mary Iverson Blends Painting x Collage in Mixed Media Work on Globalization & the Environment

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Seattle-based artist Mary Iverson’s work is a mash-up of painting and collage, filling natural and manmade landscapes with brightly colored shipping containers. The containers—which constitute the painted portion of the works—are overlaid with a pattern of lines and interrupt the otherwise serene natural landscapes.

August 24, 2016 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Not Your Typical Food Pic, Graphic Designer Matija Erceg’s Mergs Raw Meats & Veggie x Everyday Objects

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If only every food pic on Instagram looked like Vancouver-based graphic designer Matija Erceg’s food-inspired mash-ups. Using Photoshop, Erceg combines imagines of food, usually some sort of raw meat or vegetable, with images of everyday objects (sort of, there’s a mash-up of virtual reality tool Oculus Rift with a cut of Beef Wellington). The graphic designer was inspired by an image of flip-flops made of meat, Erceg started his own project, creating brightly colored hybrids of objects and food. We’re a little grossed out, but we’re also really into it. So go check out his mash-ups of bacon telephones, steak skateboards and mushroom screws to get inspired, cringe a little, then smile. Erceg’s food art can be found on his website, cheekily titled Serious Design. You can also see the rest of his work on Instagram—it’s a lot better than seeing what your friend’s friend ate for lunch today.

July 28, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Artist Kim Dong Yoo’s Pointillism x Pop Art Reinterpretation of Historical & Religious Icons

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Artist Kim Dong Yoo blends the styles of pointillism (Damien Hirst and Chuck Close probably come to mind) and pop art to reinterpret historical and religious images and icons. Using a grid-like system of building block butterflies to create images, the subjects of his more recent works are historical figures like Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh. His more recent piece, Butterflies – Andy Warhol (2014), uses a combination of gray and white butterflies in caring sizes to construct a composite of Andy Warhol. Though his pieces look digital, they are all physically made, and it can take up to two days to complete a single half row. His current exhibition, “Living Together,” is on display at Hasted Kraeutler in New York from Apr. 30–Jun. 20, 2015.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Photographer/Artist Akihiko Miyoshi Merges Digital x Analog Photography

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Photography, art, and technology come together in Akihiko Miyoshi’s visual experiments. Before Miyoshi began his career in art, he was a computer engineer pursing a PhD at Carnegie Mellon University. Though the artist altered his professional trajectory, he continues to incorporate elements of technology and data in his work, merging art with the digital. “CMYKRGB,” Miyoshi’s latest visual series, blends analog and digital photography and is on display at Circuit Gallery until May 9th.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: If You’re Reading This, Drake Has Already Curated Sotheby’s Art Show

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Drake has been recruited to curate a special art show at the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department in New York. As Page Six reports, the show will “explore the dialogue between music and art” and feature works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker and Kehinde Wiley, amongst others. Drake will pair with the gallery’s modern/modernist art, and each work will have a listening station powered via Beats by Dre headphones (sure, why the hell not). The show opens April 12th, and though Drake made the headline, Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Wangechi Mutu and David Hammons will also be contributing to the show.

March 23, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Eric Timothy Carlson’s “Obstruct Obliterate” Exhibition is Man Ray x Poetry x Graphite

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Artist Eric Timothy Carlson’s latest show Ob Struct Err Ob Literate Or—or in simpler terms, Obstruct Obliterate—combines elements of Man Ray, poetry and graphite to create a “semi-visual poem” that speaks to both art history and his personal artistic vision. The first part of the exhibition’s title takes its name from Obstruction, a 1920 work by Man Ray that placed clothes hangers on clothes hangers to create form. Though there are art history references aplenty, the exhibition is also about obliterating the past. Carlson’s exhibition will be on display at New York art and design gallery Patrick Parrish Gallery until March 29th.

MOMENTS | Collage: Hadieh Shafie’s Collaged Paintings Blend Craft and Contemporary Art

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Iran-born, U.S.-based artist Hadieh Shafie uses rolled-up, painted strips of paper and collages them to create modernist pieces, merge traditional crafts with a contemporary aesthetic. Her latest series of works, from the Surfaced exhibition at Leila Heller Gallery showcases her use of collaged painting. Shafie packs together tightly rolled and hand painted scrolls of paper, using rings of varied colors and textures to create a mosaic image. The result is a visual blend that recalls rolled up rug and modern psychedelic paintings.

MOMENTS | Collage: Hannah Perry: Always, a Deconstructed Film that Combines Perry’s User-Generated Footage with Archival Clips

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British artist Hannah Perry’s work often combines several elements in a way that very characteristic of the Internet age. She creates deconstructed short films by weaving together clips she shoots with an iPhone with found footage of “old, strange documentaries in video libraries, or from biopics about comedians.” By using an iPhone to record, her work takes on a very user-generated approach while capturing the zeitgeist of this generation; our iPhones allow us to instantly digitized life’s moments. Perry just debuted her first major solo show, Hannah Perry: Always, at Steve Turner in Los Angeles, which is on view from Feb. 14–Mar. 14, 2015.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Artist Zach Reini’s Semantic Algebra Blends Iconic Imagery With The Color Black


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Denver artist Zach Reini is known for his large black-on-black paintings, using the minimal nature of the color black to emphasize important visual information. His more recent work, Semantic Algebra, takes imagery like simple signs and rich, symbolic figures like Mickey Mouse and uses black to reduce these symbols to their most minimal meaning.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Artist Above Remixes His Signature Arrows With A “Curvy,” Graphic Feeling  


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Above, the prolific—and anonymous—California born, London-based artist loves creating unique works that combine mediums that span from classic spray-painting to video installations. As a part of his two-month residency at the Inner State Gallery’s expansive Motor City studio, Above has put together an upcoming installation titled Remix. “Similar to how a DJ takes a sample of a Motown song and remixes it with a hip hop beat to create a new feeling and sound, my intention for Remix is to take the straight structure of the arrow and remix it with curvaceous wood cuts and contrasting color combinations, all while maintaining the uniformed integrity of the line,” explained Above. And sure enough, the round vinyl-like visual of the pieces have a very street art-meets-music vibe.