History of Collage and Photomontage: Wyatt Nevins

Jung places half a tower with window garnishing floating in natural landscape. Jung, 2018.

Combining the photorealistic with the surreal, German artist Matthias Jung creates portraits through collage. Using a combination of scissors, glue and paper images drawn from architecture and the natural world Jung crafts landscapes that are half reality, half dreamscape. As a modern artist, Jung’s work evokes a nostalgic, childlike style, calling to mind kitchen table arts and crafts taken to another level. Symmetric, straight lines make the nonsensical seem natural.  Many of his pieces look like a none-sense conglomerate, at home in an MC Escher painting. With his mastery of light colors and a smooth, easy application of image, Jung makes collages that are museum quality.

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