Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Incredibly Elaborate Non-Photoshopped Scene

Decades before Photoshop was available, American artist Sandy Skoglund started creating surrealist images by building incredibly elaborate sets, a process which took months to complete. Her works are characterized by an overwhelming amount of one object and either bright, contrasting colors or a monochromatic color scheme.

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1946, Skoglund studied studio art and art history at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts from 1964-1968. Moving to New York City in 1972, she started working as a conceptual artist, dealing with repetitive, process-oriented art production through the techniques of mark-making and photocopying. In 1978, she produced a series of repetitious food item still life images.

Skoglund was an art professor at the University of Hartford between 1973-1976. She is currently teaching photography and art installation/multimedia at Rutgers University in New Jersey.



THE RED FOX INVATION - 1981 Sandy Skoglund




REVENGE OF THE GOLDFISH - 1981 Sandy Skoglund



THE COCKTAIL PARTY - 1992 Sandy Skoglund


RAINING POPCORN - 2001 Sandy Skoglund



A BREEZE AT WORK - 1987 Sandy Skoglund


THE GREEN HOUSE - 1990 Sandy Skoglund



SQUIRRELS AT THE DRIVE-IN - 1991 Sandy Skoglund


BREATHING GLASS - 2000 Sandy Skoglund



GERMS ARE EVERYWHERE - 1984 Sandy Skoglund


RADIOACTIVE CATS - 1980 Sandy Skoglund



BODY LIMITS - 1992 Sandy Skoglund


ATOMIC LOVE - 1992 Sandy Skoglund



CATS IN PARIS - 1993 Sandy Skoglund


THE COLD WAR - 1999 Sandy Skoglund



THE Squirrels ON ROAD - 1999 Sandy Skoglund