Subtle humorous elements and exaggerated proportions add character and visual impact to this series of surreal collages by Sammy Slabbinck. His work is a harmonious yet whimsical blend of vintage and classic elements with a touch of modern fantasy; a combination that has become his very own unique, contemporary style. When it comes to making collages, it's clear that the Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck is a master of his craft.
He likes to play around with exaggerated and varying proportions in his images, so that people looking at these works can perceive the fragmented memories any way they like, adding to the overall surrealism simultaneously revealing a streak of modernity and yet maintaining a touch of traditional consciousness. This interesting combination and surrealistic approach allows his work to be interpreted in many different ways.
Sammy Slabbinck is a fanatical collector of magazines and books, ranging from the 1950s to the 1970s, which he uses to source images for his work, specifically vintage advertisements, photographs and printed works. His collages are surreal but simple, with subtle hints at humor. His heterogenous elements and clever use of scale and form all combine to help present an array of new messages to the viewer.
Creativity at its finest!
All images were found via Sammy Slabbinck tumblr.
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