Newspaper Art!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

My online art searching has lead me to yet another artist that has redefined recycling.  Nikolas Gambaroff used newspapers, advertisements, and other mass-produced images in his 2012 show at Overduin and Kite, a museum in Los Angeles, CA.  His process involved layering the papers on top of one another and then painting patterns over the top layer.  Gambaroff then tore away the parts that he’d painted on to reveal the underlying layer of the piece.  The two layers in contrast give the art interesting patterns.  My favorite is the one that looks like a newspaper bull’s-eye.  You can definitely see some cultural commentary in these pieces as several of the newspapers and advertisements are still recognizable even after the alterations.  Check out the ads for Macy’s One Day Sale and the hit show Dexter in one of his pieces below.

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  1. I’ve done similar like drawing racehorses over racing form, baseball pics over box scores for instance.

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