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I Make Portraits From Magazine Strips
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Art4 years ago

I Make Portraits From Magazine Strips

I’ve been making portraits from magazine strips ever since I was in high school. These collage artworks started out being more mixed media pieces, but now I work entirely with paper.

Collage is my preferred art medium because it’s so flexible – you can easily layer pieces of paper or peel back previous layers. I also like how I never know how one of my collage ideas will turn out. Since I’m relying entirely on the colors, patterns, and textures I can find when paging through fashion or travel magazines, the finished photo collage is always a surprise.

I’m drawn to creating portraits because I love how expressive people are and how interesting photos with them look. I love conveying emotion in my unique art by illustrating scenes of everyday life. And I like taking common, ordinary materials, like magazines, and turning them into something unexpected – a work of beautiful art where the layered paper is manipulated in such a way, that it resembles the brushstrokes in a painting.

More info: mcoyle.com

Ali

Two’s a Crowd

Bren

The Commuters

Bill

Looking Like Hollywood

Karim’s Father

The Sightseers

Chow Time

In the Woods

The New York Diner

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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4 years ago

So vivid and colorful! It’s so cool that you took a medium (collage) that I had “stupid” fun with in grade school, and turned it into professional quality “paintings.” You are a “cut” above the rest... 🏅

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4 years ago

Thanks so much - so happy to hear that you enjoyed them :)

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
Community Member
4 years ago

So vivid and colorful! It’s so cool that you took a medium (collage) that I had “stupid” fun with in grade school, and turned it into professional quality “paintings.” You are a “cut” above the rest... 🏅

Community Member
4 years ago

Thanks so much - so happy to hear that you enjoyed them :)

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