Amanda Durepos Turns Vintage Magazines into Fanciful Collages
One of our favorite aspects of collage art is how bizarre-yet-seamless the resulting image can be. The process of taking pre-existing photos and merging different cut-outs into one beautiful masterpiece is a pure example of human creativity. As the founder of Montreal-based collage collective CTRL+V and artist with a BFA from Concordia University, Amanda Durepos produces the type of visuals that take you out of mind and into an imaginative abyss of molded imagery. Like her collective’s chosen name, pasting perceivably contrasting pictures together is kind of her steez.
By piecing thorough vintage Vogue, Playboy and Harper’s BAZAAR magazines then taking sheers to National Geographic and LIFE publications, Durepos turns original captures into equally refreshing artistic displays. You could describe her work as dreamlike and surreal which is often enhanced by the sense of emotion and humor embedded within the final image. Many of Durepos’ collages fuse nature with people’s heads or involve re-aranging conventional portrayals of the face. Flying cars and mountain ranges as body parts are no anomaly when it comes to this type of artistic expression! Scroll through our favorite colleges from 2017 and follow @amandadurepos for more.