Sunday, April 13, 2014

ART APPRECIATION: Maike Lüedenbach

all images from maikeluedenbach (check him out!) 

While I was on the hunt for inspiring artwork and artists, I found Maike Lüdenbach's work and I couldn't help but post a feature of his art here.

The way he collages gives off an eerie but exciting visual experience as bright, clashing colors pop out at you unsparingly. His art pieces definitely do not shy away, as the bold lines and streaks of color, along with the striking graphics, demand attention. Collaging, I think is a great medium to explore and show layers of whatever is being portrayed in the piece - here, Maike puts humans as his subject. The layers he adds on to human portraits, are historical, cultural, and modern images and ideas, which through my interpretation, is very relevant to us, as we are all differentiated based on these backgrounds.

"Understanding that the human is multidimensional and investigating in its complexity, I scrap and cut deep into the first layers to find what lies underneath. Images of symbolic nature, nature, intrinsic instincts mixed with magical creatures and dark textures is what is left to be discovered and interpreted by the observer once my work lies bare." 
- Maike Lüedenbach


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