My favourite collage artists at the moment

I really love coming across new images that make me feel incredibly inspired. One great thing about Instagram is that it is full of people promoting their artwork and designs which is excellent for someone like me who is always on the look out for new imagery and styles of art. At the moment I am particularly interested in collaging and layering peculiar and unexpected images with each other. I saw some of this at the exhibition I went to at the Nottingham Contemporary, which is in one of my previous posts, and I instantly power walked straight over to them when I saw them from the other side of the room. I have come across a few artists on Instagram that create this type of work so I have gathered a few of my favourites.

I love how vivid and immersive each image is. I love how there are nods to nature throughout and how nature is considered the ultimate form of beauty. The surreal and other worldly feeling amongst each artist’s work makes me feel inspired because I love the use of symbolism and metaphorical language, whether it is art or literature. Anything to do with fashion or art or architecture that is exotic and organic and surreal, like the recent Alexander McQueen campaign or La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, always grabs my attention and makes me feel extremely in awe. These are the kinds of images I always remember.

The first section of images is from the Instagram account bushbabymade, “I like to create dreamy little worlds to let your imagination roam in”. Website: I feel a sense of female empowerment and freedom. I also like the positive and uplifting emotions and the feeling of pure fun and enjoyment. The compositions work really nicely and I love the colour palettes, whether they are vibrant and lucid or calmer and more pastel.

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The next set of images is from rosiesayersdesign. Website: I really like how each image is in their own world and tells a different story, whether its embracing natural female beauty in an exotic and tropical style, a small town with wonderful magnified views of the galaxy that shines light on the beauty of the world we live in and how our world functions and surreal compositions of under water life and structures among the mountains. I like the sense of bringing together and pulling closer two opposite heights of nature; magnifying the solar system and magnifying the coral at the bottom of the ocean when we can’t see it with our own eyes unless we get much closer – these works create images of simply what is in our world and what is always there, they just appear surprising because we can’t see them naturally with our human eyes because they are too far away.

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The last set of images are from sarashakeel. “I want my Instagram to be a source of light during such a dark and vicious time”. I find these images quite breathtaking; particularly the sunset ones out of the plane window. I love the juxtaposition of the environment the fish and fair ground ride have been placed in. It is a really nice feeling to envision happiness, peace and life beyond the clouds in the most beautiful landscape and the heavens. It makes me feel dreamy and comfort. I also really like the contrast of environments and locations of the bath image and galactic flying saucer image. They feel magical, mysterious and supernatural.

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