A Lithuania-based analog collage artist Daiva Visocky fuses moody photography themes into innovative and unexpected interactions. Pop and indie portraiture and nature motifs intertwine to create gloriously retro collages dripping with sentiment and escapism.
Visocky embellishes some of her works with typography and befriends black and white color pallets along with the occasional surge of punchy primary color for floral, landscape, and fruity motifs that give the feel of a freshly printed Polaroid.
First, when I started cutting, I would use clear and easily recognizable cuts, but with each hand-cut piece, I’ve become more and more conceptual and ended up with copy-based collages.
Using a series of cut-outs, Visocky layers pieces to create something truly unique, with half-images layered in fascinating juxtaposition accompanied by suggestive short quotes. Her style seems to partner darkness and light in both color and feel, with themes of hopefulness and melancholy working together with plays of color.
Creative processes vary from artist to artist, with Visocky claiming that it can be a long process to find a perfect match for her collages. Her dedication and meticulous nature pay dividends to her glorious aesthetics that bring human and natural themes together in a strange and hypnotic harmony.
It’s funny because it takes about a few minutes to make a collage, but to find the right pieces sometimes takes forever.
Visocky’s keen eye for quick-witted juxtaposition and surreal pop charm is sure to accelerate her photography career and provide a bounty of thought-provoking and decadently emotive retro collages for us to ponder.
Article written by Kate Smith