Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Is surrealism back? Luis Dourado

All Photos by Luis Dourado from Dazed and Confused

Luis Dourado's sci-fi inspired collages are easy to look at. They make a cold war apocalypse seem like the 50's on acid, in the best way possible. As the artist says, "I don’t think it’s [the work] a message but rather a common visual "experience." His work uses universally recognized faces, much like Warhol used universally recognized products, and makes them, well- strange. While his work is cool, it is neither particularly novel or evocative. He's got the graphics, now he just needs the concepts to back them up.

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