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Utopic by Jason DeMarte

Immaculate Consumption in Absurd Juxtapositions
Posted by Gestalten—11/2015

Some say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. American photographer Jason DeMarte, however, might disagree. For his work, DeMarte juxtaposes wildlife dioramas and exhibits with elements of overt consumerism—prepackaged dinners, for example, and the commonplace medicines. In doing so, he hopes to draw attention to the distance between how we interpret the natural world and how we approach consumer culture. He says, “What becomes clear is that the closer we come to mimicking the natural world, the further away we separate ourselves from it.”

Like many young artists, DeMarte is reimagining the collage to create exciting new juxapositions and bodies of work. See more contemporary collaging in our book The Age of Collage. 

 

The Age of Collage

Posted by Gestalten—06/2016

The Still Life

Posted by Gestalten—06/2016

Linder Sterling

Dreams Come Glue
Posted by Gestalten—08/2013

Inspired by the Dada movement and simply fed up with the society of North England in 1976, the Liverpool-born artist Linder Sterling—featured in The Age of Collage—is known as a true master of collage.

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Posted by Gestalten—10/2017

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Parisian Elegance with a Touch of Art Deco
Posted by Gestalten—10/2017

Islands in the Stream

Exploring a Massive Homemade Houseboat in Vancouver
Posted by Gestalten—10/2017

Sex for Breakfast

A Salty Start to the Day
Posted by Gestalten—10/2017

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