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Collages have always been a special form of expression. The relationship between an artist and his collage is a very deep and meaningful relationship, as the artist sometimes works through his subconscious in order to put together images and concepts.
In Guy Catling’s case, collage is a combination between old photos and colorful details. Catling is a graphic designer from Essex, United Kingdom. The artist draws his inspiration from his surroundings. Using from old war photos to images of landscapes and monuments, Catling creates bright contrasting works. The funky details the artist adds, completely change the essence of both new and old black and white photos.
Commenting on issues like war, terrorism and male dominance, Catling gives these photos a brighter, more cheerful take on their content and their history. With their floral appearance, these botches freshen up the images and their characters and add a lot of fun in them. The hippie notion of replacing guns with flowers is the main theme of these photos, in which the added details make even the shadiest character look like a lovely person.
Apart from experimenting a lot with collages and designing, the young designer, who is always creating unique and minimal works, also takes photos of urban and exotic scenery. All of his works showcase his special aesthetic and show that we can expect to see more from him in the future.