Monday, May 21, 2018

Even more new collages...!

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Collage in the style of Larry Carlson


Friday, March 16, 2018

Ugh, blargh, fart, vomitfuckoff

No disrespect to the artist's person, I'm sure they're an awesome character and maybe this work ain't indicative of their oeuvre, but looky this:



Yes, I posted it upside down on purpose. I can't remember the artist's name because it doesn't matter. Yes, I'm being rude - there is a point and you can be an adult and read on to find out or be a child and get "offended" and act like a dill.

My point: I am -

SO

FUCKING

SICK TO SHITS

of seeing "vintage" magazine illustrations in collage. It's such a fucking trend. Shit, you can walk into one of those hipster stores with all the sloth things and buy a framed "vintage" collage print and look all trendy.
Now I get that a lot of artists are using these images because they're now in the public domain or are royalty-free some other way, but fuck me!, you're just doing what every fucking art student is doing.

Why not just make collages? Yes, old glossies do have a particular style and feel and appeal, but EVERY FUCKING ONE OF YOU is doing it - which means they all look the fucking same.

(Which is why the artist's name doesn't matter here.)

Make collages. Use EVERYTHING. Books. Mags. Stamps. Brochures. Found bits of paper. Photographs. X-rays. Wrapping paper. Other collages. Anything fucking printed, painted, drawn, whatever. Use your supposed imagination.
But please.
STOP.
FOLLOWING.
TRENDS.

Shee-it...

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

So about that Micturating Angel cartoon...

You're gonna see it. You're gonna see it soon. I'm uploading it as we speak.

Mark my words! Steven my words! (Yep, I said that.)


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

New book of collages by me!!!

Friends of me and otherwise!
I have a new collection of collages for your perusal and purchasing pleasure!
Ask yourself: why pay $300 for a collage when you can have 20 for only $30?
Exactly.
ENJOY!



About the book: 
Not a "best of", not a retrospective - these are just a handful of collages made by Melbourne artist XTIAN during 2017. Taking the reader to illusory places and scenarios, these images show us snippets from stories that are questions with no answers. Or maybe they're just weird stuff.