heyheyheyhey! happy Sunday to you!
if you are reading this on a Sunday!
if not, happy Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / the remaining days of the week, to you!!
i love exclamation marks!!!
um, ok. this work is by a brilliant / eccentric / obscenely talented artist called Jean-Robert P.Beffort 😀
Jean-Robert says ~ ~ ~
My collage art started 20+ years ago with art-mail postcard/letter correspondences with my older brother which still continues to this day. Due to this origin my collages nearly always include both text and images that provide a layered visual and mental narrative (telling a story). I find it essential that both modes exist in union for balance of polarities such as left brain/right brain, magnetic/electric, sound/light, and atlantis/lemuria. What started on my kitchen table has now grown to running a)sp.”A”©e Studio•Art•Gallery for the last 5 years in Silver City, New Mexico exhibiting my 2D text/image collages and 3D assemblage sculptures as well as showcasing other local artists.
ta ta for now [!!!!!!!] x
hey there wordpress ppl!
here are some NICE things for you this tuesday on the internet
the collage above is called ‘would you like to swing on a star’
and the one below is ‘cow-grid catastophe’ …
the artist’s name is Sun Ira / Ira Carter and here’s what he has to say ~ ~ ~
Artistic history starts when I was a wee chile and encouraged by my parents. Went off to art school while dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Became a graphic artist working in the SF Bay area. Got in on the ground floor of the Mac revolution in 1984 and taught myself how to make it do what I wanted. My art practice is informed by Dada and the desire to make confrontational but humorous art that tells truth to power in a world full of consumption, exploitation, and militarism. My hope is that a sense of play and holy foolishness comes across.
here’s Sun’s beeyootiful tumblr
hope your week is kol as heck 😉 [from Ben x]
new images for your eyeballs / brains this week come from Indiana-based vintage-collage-machine, Scott Hatt!
instead of a bio, Scott sent me this amazing / mad / esoteric poem-commentary on his collages ~
Southern States: Bang, and the Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century
Norfolk warned me not to draw
while wearing air corps style glasses
Small targeted machine of dubious origin
the building of your America
Coffee and an orb: served,
Thai monuments in German photos.
Gertrude Jekyll’s Preface was of some help
Radio’s Proportions – divine
19th Century figures cavort and Chilly waves
Fifty Yen, Rouen, and Ramsgate.
Fifteen degrees west of Greenwich:
Crystals and Orphans.
[if you’d like to submit something to ‘Fresh Figs’, please see the guidelines here]
bon appetit! 😀
excited to feature an incredible artist on this week’s ‘edition’ of Fresh Figs ~ Nancy Bernardo! Nancy’s work is intricate, perfectly balanced and full of energy
the collage above is called ‘i heart exercise’ and the one below is ‘down, down’
ENJOY! ENJOY! ENJOY! 😀 😀 😀
HELLO!!! ‘Fresh Figs’ (bad title? hmmmm) is a new ‘series’ featuring G O O D new artists who mailed me work after my call for submissions
first up is Kaitlyn! Jo! Smith! Kaitlyn says ~ ~ ~
‘Hi, I’m a young artist from Northwestern Ohio. I work in mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and collage: most of these pieces deriving from a photographic element. My art often includes found imagery/objects and contains themes of nostalgia, femininity, body image and societal pressures.’
i hope you enjoy her work, more ‘Fresh Figs’ (bad title? hmmmmm) soon!
(btw if you feel like submitting something yourself, please see the ‘guidelines’ here
H a p p y T h u r s d a y, P e o p l e! ! ! [Ben :D]
so i had some GOOD NEWS last week ~ a guy in New York bought 3 of my original collages ~ the one above (‘noel coward was a kind of lightbulb’), plus ‘oblivious’ and ‘room with a view’ YAAAA!!!YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!YA
(this is the sound of me being happy btw)
sounds like the buyer’s had a pretty amazing life to be honest, he produced MTV’s Unplugged series, including the Nirvana one, plus the VMAs when Britney and Madonna um, osculated. he’s also good friends with Elvis Costello, for reals
ANYWAY, if anyone fancies a very late Christmas ‘dash’, all my originals are available for a ‘special’ seasonal price of £80 including P&P to anywhere on planet earth
(+ prints of any collage on the site are £35. email firstname.lastname@example.org if ur interested)
OK. OK OK. happy december people of the internet!!! Ben 😀 ❤ 😀