Hugo Barros's Collages Mashes Worlds for a Surreal Effect

By: Alexander Lam - Published: • References: tumblr and designtaxi
Collages by artist Hugo Barros use images with extremely different environments to form surreal landscapes. The artworks combine otherworldly graphics with realistic scenes to create mind-bending portraits. Each collage uses only a few different images but the combination of Barros's has a large impact.

A common thread throughout Barros's series of collages is his choice of merging micro with macro. Things like placing a giant earth together with a quaint poolside scene or a closeup moon with a peaceful riviera combines the large with the small. Each everyday scene merged with bizarre landscapes creates the off-putting sense that the reality being depicted is normal and realistic. However, you can quickly realize how ridiculous the scene is after further inspection.