CutoutCam

Creating collages or photo mashups with a completely new approach. With CutoutCam you can use your environment like a colour box:
Take a photo, cut out a hole and take another photo to fill it.
By repeating this process and using any material/object — wood, glass, metal, etc. — you can create stunning artworks in little time.

See how it works!

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Audrey Smith // Germany

👤 🕔 May 27, 2013 0
audrey smith
audreysmith.daportfolio.com

 

For how long are you working with collage art now and what was your reason to become a collage artist?

I’ve been pursuing collage seriously for about 6 years, but I started to experiment with it starting around 1990. I was 18 years old then; I knew that I wanted to be an artist, but was just figuring things out. I did a lot of experimenting back then, and was doing a lot of collage. I met a surrealist painter once and showed him some of my collage work. He gave me a big monograph of Max Ernst, and that just opened up a whole new world to me. When I later enrolled in art school I started out as a painting major, then I switched to sculpture and ceramics. I thought that I was going to be a sculptor. I graduated from art school in 2003 with a BA in sculpture and ceramics and spent the next four years struggling with my sculpture work. In 2007 I decided to take a hiatus from ceramics to figure things out. I had a Moleskine sketchbook that I thought I would use to make sketches and notes about sculpture, but I wound up collaging in it. It just happened so organically without any preconceived notion about what I was doing. When I look back on things, it’s as if I was meant to work in collage all along, but I had to take a long, circuitous journey to figure it out.

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Thomas Robson // Belfast, UK

👤 🕔 March 26, 2013 0
www.thomas-r.com

 

For how long are you working with collage art now and what was your reason to become a collage artist?

I began experimenting with collage around a year ago initially using it as a precursor technique to better develop my paintings and illustrations compositions. Although I had not used the technique before to any great extent, I quickly became aware of its power to dynamically reform, recycle and remix imagery to create compelling new compositions invested with additional layers of visual complexity.

Aesthetically the results were pleasing enough but what really began  to pique my interest in continuing to explore collage image making. Was the fact that such images with their dynamic visual interventions, were clearly capable of provoking a hgtened visual and critical response on the part of viewers.

This outcome interests me greatly and is driving me to experiment with using more dynamic juxtapositions of form and colour. In the order to create more powerful images which better engage viewers, and more critically radically improve the aesthetic quality of my image making. This is only the beginning of what I hope will become a very exciting creative journey.

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