Project NameDigital Collages and Paintings
Posted inIllustrations, Mixed media
|Project Name||Digital Collages and Paintings||Posted in||Illustrations, Mixed media||Artist||Laurindo Feliciano|
Vintage nostalgia meets contemporary graphic design in Brazilian artist Laurindo Feliciano’s surprising digital collages. A self-taught illustrator, Feliciano sources images from his vast collection of vintage magazines which he then crops, paints and collages in Photoshop. The main theme of these works however, is not nostalgia per se, but memory: Feliciano deploys the imagery of a bygone era as a way to ‘‘capture and translate the maze of collective memories’’, to rescue them from fading away and reveal how they have acquired new meaning and value over the years. What is even more admirable inFeliciano’s work is his preoccupation with philosophical issues and concepts, which he gracefully weaves into his work: suffice to say, not every illustrator we know can quote Plato and 1980’s fashion magazines with the same ease!