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The undisputed master of the grotesque collages is dead. I didn’t know Joseph D. Myers personally. I have interviewed him some years ago via email, he has contributed his art to INSIDE artzine #17, we have some email conversations… But I know his art! This disturbing, terrifying collage stuff that will changes you right after you have seen it for the first time. His unique talent to recombine the reality to just what it is: A scary illusion. Other collagists just cut confetti, Myers shows us the hidden abyss behind the things we think to know. It doesn’t matter if you like his work or not… it will touches you, it will hurts you, it will haunts you!
Take a trip through his dark portfolio, be astonished about his unexpected answers in the interview and take a look behind the scenes in his artist statement/legacy.
Thanks Joe, for sharing your brilliant art with us in our dirty little magazine.
May you find you peace now…
Interview with Joseph D. Myers (2013)
artscum.org: First, I have to admit, that I have never seen such powerful collages for a long time. They are confusing, disturbing but nevertheless absolutely intriguing in the same time. GREAT JOB! You named your own blog „The Terrible Art of Joseph Donald Myers“. That‘s pretty good description of this wonderful gloomy gallery. Think, „terrible“ is a negative term for most of the people. Can you describe your art in your own words? What is this „terrible“ thing in your art?
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