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RETRO-FUTURISTIC LANDSCAPE COLLAGES BY KAREN LYNCH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Karen Lynch is an Australian artist, focussing on hand-cut vintage paper collage.  She sources material from vintage magazines, catalogues and books.  Architecture, nature, space and time are common elements within her visual dialogue.  Central to her art is the resuscitation and transformation of pieces of the past into retro-futuristic or surreal landscapes.

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Obsessed with color and geometry, Karen’s collages can be playful, often tell a story and try to inspire the viewer. Using old school scissors and glue, Karen creates surreal and retro-futuristic worlds using vintage magazines and books found at thrift stores and markets. She loves the process of juxtaposing 2 or more disparate images and transforming them into impossible landscapes that feel almost real.

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