Justin Angelos

Justin's collages have a really great energy, featuring geometric shapes and strong--which overtake the subjects in quite a powerful way. He's not afraid to work in different mediums to get the message across, and each piece is so different but they all have that electric nature!


Justin Angelos
www.justinangelos.com
Grew up in San Diego now in Santa Cruz


Describe your work in 10 words or less.

A strange stew of mixed media, collage and assemblage.

What do you like to work with (magazines, photographs, vintage)? Be specific!

My palette consists of just about anything and everything--old mags, found wood and rusted metal, animal parts, family photos and the debris of my childhood.

How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?

I've been creating collage/assemblage for as long as I can remember. As a kid I spent countless hours in the backroom of my mom's florist shop watching her assemble the most amazing arrangements from flowers, dead insects and taxidermy




Are you solely an artist, or do you work in another profession?

I am also a full time stay at home dad.

Do you have any formal art training?

2 years of advertising school and misc jr. college art classes.

Explain your favourite techniques.

It depends on the piece but there's something meditative and soothing about holding a pair of scissors in you hand and searching for the right image to extract and use to create something new.

Describe your favourite piece ever created.

WOW! I fall in love with almost everything I make.



What other artists do you admire?

Rauschenberg, Joesph Cornell, The Date Farmers, Robert Hardgrave, Aj Fosik, Kris Kuksi, Lola Dupre, Monica Canilao, Hobby Horse Collective, Abandonview just to name a few.

Thanks Justin!

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    "How to get started and stay inspired"

    132 pages, Published by Lark Crafts (June 5, 2012), ISBN: 1454701994.

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    Major Works by Leading Artists

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    This superb new collection offers a stunning look at contemporary collage work from approximately 40 leading artists.

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