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Surreal Photo Collages by Matthieu Bourel

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French artist Matthieu Bourel, creates handmade, digital and animated collages focused on strong images and the diversions of various visual combinations. Bourel, currently living in Berlin, slices up old photos, multiplying figures into forms that appear as both sculpture and human. He creates characters and scenes that look strangely familiar and dreamlike, but have never existed before. The artist says he hopes “to evoke a fake history or inspire nostalgia for a period in time that never truly existed.”

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“A piece often becomes about the search and desire to combine those emergent narrative symbols that seem charged with a familiar yet distant emotion” – Matthieu Bourel

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