Saturday, July 19, 2014

OM.2014.005 - Zack Collins and Aaron Beebe - USA

OM.2014.005 - Zack Collins and Aaron Beebe - Recycled Trophies - color catalog
Maison Kasini published Recycled Trophies, a book of Collage Collaboration by Zach Collins and Aaron Beebe, in November 2013. Available at

by Ric Kasini Kadour
Recycled Trophies is a collection of twenty collages in two states of being: starters and finishes. It is the product of Aaron Beebe and Zach Collins, two artists who have never met in person. The pair agreed to collaborate after corresponding by email.
Aaron Beebe is a self-taught artist from Virginia Beach whose art making ambles between collage, screen-printing, graphic design, and short films. His compositions tend to work like snippets of a larger world, a world that extends beyond the frame of the page. Zach Collins is a Midwesterner pursing an MFA at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Collins’ collages are studied compositions marked by a refined restraint. Collins collaborates with many artists, over eighty to date. His Tumblr reads like a who’s who of contemporary collage makers. “By working this way I am learning new and different ways to visualize thoughts, feelings, and ideas, which adds to and influences my artistic way of thinking,” said Collins.
When the duo began their collaboration, they decided that each would make a number of starter pieces and send them to the other to finish. No rules applied. “We could add, too, cover up, tear off elements as we saw fit to finish the collage,” explained Collins.
The result is a visual conversation between two artists. If one started with a black and white photograph of a hand and the letter A, the other would finish it with the schematics of an airplane, a field of red dots and a thick red circle around the A. Abstract landscapes became figurative works. A simple chair and some ledger paper became a boy trying to avoid being swallowed by a rattlesnake. A man holding a cigar became a bear holding the number 7. And so it went...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

OM.2014.003 - Matthew Dibble - Cleveland, Ohio USA

om.2014.003 - Matthew Dibble
'Classic Attack'  2014 (enamel,charcoal,wall paper and thumbtacks on canvas) 28.5 x 28.5 inches

Matthew Dibble in the studio - Matthew Dibble web site

Thursday, July 3, 2014

om.2014.001 - Clinton Cross - Austalia

OM.2014.001 - (The Games We Play) A Dog's Life
8x8x6 inches - ceramic dogs, two plastic grooms, checkers, dominoes, chess pieces, parcheesi pieces corn salt/pepper shakers,oval frame, plastic crab, pair of kittens, a doe and gold colored beads - Assemblage 
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia