The Age of Collage Vol.2 is a newly released book from Gestalten showcasing the best of collage from over 70 artists. Here is a dazzling selection of our favourite works from the book.
Berlin-based artist Matthieu Bourel is behind the striking artwork, Duplicity, used on book’s cover (shown here).
From the playful, funny and surreal merges of ridiculous things, to evocative and even uncomfortable clashes of people, moods and contexts, this book shows off the amazing flexibility and beauty of collage. Themes range from the explorations of beauty and the sexual to our relationship with our environment – and the way it's presented in the media. Others defy explanation.
All images: from The Age of Collage Vol.2, Copyright Gestalten 2016
The book mainly draws from the fine art world – including both established artists such as John Baldessari and Richard Prince, and newcomers such as Lola Dupré and Mat Maitland.
Image: Medusa by Javier Piñón
Following on from (yes, you guessed it) The Age of Collage, Gestalten’s new release furthers its embrace of digital tools and how they can bring more fantastic ideas in reach.
Image: Photo-op by Martha Rosler
Image: Egghunt by Julia Geiser
Image: Requiem 2 by David Delruelle
Image: Death by Mat Maitland
Image: Bird Brain by Adrian Velazco
Image: Recipe 1 by Laurindo Feliciano
Image: Red Fluid Pigments On Old Grounds by Thomas Robson
Image: Untitled by Lola Dupré
Image: Operator by Peter Horvath, from The Age of Collage Vol.2, Copyright Gestalten 2016