i’m jealous of guy catling

Hm… amazing how a little floral patterning can soften an image. Like a rocky landscape, or a black & white portrait:

… or skateboarders:

… or a bit of historical combat:

See… suddenly the skateboarders look sweeter, and even the war images feel a tiny bit less scary. These flowered beauties are the collage work of Essex based artist Guy Catling. Now, tell me if I’m alone, but they kinda make me wanna throw on a muu muu and start sticking flowery wallpaper to everything. You too?

{via artsy forager on pinterest}

comments (14)

  1. Artsy Forager /// 08.22.2013 /// 8:13am

    You beat me to posting about him! 😉 Don’t you just loooove his work?? Sometimes collage seems so 2011, but then I see work like this and it blows me away. Guy has got it going on! Thanks for the shout out, lady!

  2. Alysse /// 08.22.2013 /// 8:15am

    Uh YES me too! Weekend project?


  3. Mary Gaspar /// 08.22.2013 /// 10:24am

    The combat ones are incredible-well they all are but whoa. Love those flowery men in uniform. Awesome.

  4. Jessica /// 08.22.2013 /// 1:27pm

    Yes! Love love love these. I’m SO inspired! xo

  5. park yoensu /// 08.23.2013 /// 1:42am

    Amazing! I love these so much

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  7. rebeca /// 08.23.2013 /// 4:03pm

    These are all great but i love the black and white landscapes & portraits

  8. Guy Catling /// 09.04.2013 /// 5:21am

    Yo! Thank you so much for posting all these positive comments about my work! Literally means so much to me (: And thank you to all the lovely comments too! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. the jealous curator /// 09.04.2013 /// 6:52am

    oh, so glad you saw it guy! people (including me!) loooove your work! : )

  10. Guy Catling /// 09.04.2013 /// 9:16am

    thank you so much!

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  14. Tonya /// 09.05.2016 /// 6:00am

    Really? Why not do the same to the holocaust pictures or the immigrants landing off boats in Greece? Brighten them up a bit too ?

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