Masks and Marriages

WWT recently saw Stezaker’s amazing work at Whitechapel gallery and felt it deserves to be looked at once more.

(see previous WWT post on John’s work here)

John Stezaker (b. 1949) British conceptual artist known best for his collage series Mask, Marriage and Dark Star.

[...] Taking classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations, (John) 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 [...]

more sources on Stezaker’s work:

wikipedia

whitechapel gallery

saatchy gallery



Thomas World

Artist and craftsman Thomas World,  works with  found furniture and remnant materials to create new custom  compositions.

family affair  shelves  made from this pile of furniture

Mystery house,  credenza made of the pile below

also

Fractured fairytales credenza and book shelves


Block party  credenza

Rock candy book shelves

Also bookmark  Thomas World’s blog and tumblr  for  later exploration..

Ione Rucquoi

‘ [...] Ione Rucquoi’s visceral portraits capture a world of lost innocence and sexual awakening, exploring the disowned, unconscious aspects of the self and highlighting the primal instincts of the human character and the beast within. Rucquoi’s affinity with Jung’s psychological concept of ‘The Shadow’ allows her to move effortlessly among the symbolic and darker characteristics of the psyche [...] ‘

Work of British artist Ione Rucquoi comes to WWT via Accidolate.

Kris Kuksi

Impressive sculptures by artist  Kris Kuksi,  made mostly of  recycled mechanical parts  and toys.

Eros at Play

Eros at Play detail

The New Divinity


The New Divinity detail


“A post-industrial Rococo master, Kris Kuksi obsessively arranges characters and architecture in asymmetric compositions with an exquisite sense of drama. Instead of stones and shells he uses screaming plastic soldiers, miniature engine blocks, towering spires and assorted debris to form his landscapes.

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