Today is tax day, and there’s a pile of bookkeeping yet to be done. The remainder of today’s posts will be minimalist in nature, but we’ll kick more butts tomorrow. In the meantime, have a look at this rad video interview of Illustrator and collage artist, James Gallagher. Great stuff:
The Stussy Fall 2011 collection includes a series of t-shirts by artist James Gallagher. Gallagher uses collage to investigate human form and personal identity. Piecing together images cut from discarded books, forgotten issues of National Geographic and the occasional vintage sex-manual, Gallagher creates stark and provocative scenes that reflect the world around him.
Gallagher’s art has been shown in galleries around the world. He has recently curated a series of exhibitions showcasing contemporary collage entitled Cutters (Brooklyn, New York 2009, Berlin, Germany 2010 and Cork, Ireland 2011) and is editing a related book to be published by Gestalten in 2011. Gallagher’s art has been featured in magazines such as Arkitip, Juxtapoz, Elephant, Cent, NYArts, Twill and Lines & Shapes. His images have appeared in numerous books including American Illustration, Communication Arts and a variety of Die Gestalten Publications. The Italian independent publisher Cura.Books is set to release Cutter: the Work of James Gallagher in 2011.
Gallagher earned a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition to creating art, Gallagher is a Creative Director for a marketing firm and an Instructor at Parsons the New School for Design. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three kids.