Matthew Bourel's Striking Art Pieces Reveal Retro Imagery

By: Jana Pijak - Oct 3, 2014
References: dojo.electrickettle.fr & fubiz.net
Matthew Bourel's surrealism collages play with the perception of their viewer. The fragmented art pieces are made up of retro images that have been stacked, layered and cut into new compositions.

Based in Berlin, the French artist creates his surrealism collages from found images of retro subjects. His works often consist of classic screen icons or model photographs that have been salvaged from outdated books or magazines.

Embodying a nostalgic air, Matthew Bourel's portraits are a modern translation of classic surrealism. Taking cues from Salvador Dali, the artist plays with sculptural forms and creates multiple dimensions within his 2D works. His photographic collages are displayed on both monochromatic and colored canvases and are meant to evoke the passage of time.