Artist Alley: Joe Brown

Collages built from recycled materials and a lot of thought. 

Whether it’s for just for fun or for passion, art is a beautiful way to communicate messages and themes in your own personalized way. For this Artist Alley special, we take a look at one artist who has plenty to say through pictures.

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A self taught artist living in South Philadelphia, Joe Brown creates elaborate collages with creative and abstract themes made from hundreds of pieces using primarily comic books and medical text books; however a variety of sources are used from old magazines, Playboys, and even encyclopedias.

These collages may deem both entertaining and directed ways that reflects our modern society or perhaps to fill a nostalgic void; either way, these collages really speak a powerful amount of words and thought provoking moments within all the images displayed.

The affect is always a colorful mosaic from a far and a weird, highly detailed collage up close. Each component is hand cut and glued on wood.

Check Out The Gallery Below

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Find something interesting you want to point out? Let us know in the comments below, or better yet, check out more work by Joe Brown on his website

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