The Collage-Like Paintings of L.A. Artist Ramsey Dau
The elements of Los Angeles-based Ramsey Dau‘s artworks look like they’ve been torn from old encyclopedias, or found in a utility drawer, or cut from Memphis material libraries, then assembled into collages that blend the modern and the primitive. But sometimes looks can be deceiving — they’re all paintings, photorealistic and assembled almost entirely from Dau’s imagination, save for some of the objects he depicts that are inspired by images of actual historical artifacts. To see an example of his process as he meticulously reproduces one of those photos, using fine brushes and 10 shades of gray paint, click here, then scroll down to see more examples of the up-and-coming artist’s work. Oh, and if you’re celebrating this week, happy holidays!