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Vintage Photos Fuse to Create Fantastically Surreal Landscape Collages

California-based collage artist Eugenia Loli fuses vintage photographs to create fantastically surreal compositions. Her colorful scenes often depict people in strange lands that conjure vivid dreams, where outer space is just outside our window and entire cityscapes are at the bottom of a cave. In essence, they seem to communicate a feeling of wanderlust as subjects experience new places.

Loli wasn't always an artist. She originated in the technology sector, but left it behind in order to make these new, visually-exciting worlds. Her collages start with a “base” image, and it's used as a way to develop an entire piece. “Most of the time,” she writes, “I try to ‘say' something important via my art, but other times it's just about doodling.” Loli sees her work as a still frame of a surreal movie and invites viewers to make up the plot.

Phone cases, shower curtains, tote bags, and other products featuring Loli's collages are all for sale in her various shops.

Eugenia Loli website
via [My Amp Goes to 11]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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