Are Mokkelbost Proves Cut & Paste is an Awesome Art Form

 - Jul 3, 2009   Updated: Mar 31 2011
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Norway is breaking out on the art scene with its mix'n'match artist Are Mokkelbost's hollow-eyed collages. Her cut-and-paste paper projects were started in 2000 while she was still a student but now her Ion series pieces are receiving some serious recognition.

Collecting scrap paper, Mokkelbost builds massive collages with images that draw from fashion and lifestyle magazines.

Implications - Society is increasingly receptive to imagery that embraces the macabre and the spooky because it oftentimes reflects the uncertainty and fear that unfortunate events or worldwide tragedies can sometimes inspire. Art like this resonates with consumers, and this is a fact that advertisers and artists alike can definitely take note of when seeking inspiration.