Imagine if Alex Grey got really into découpage and you have somewhat of an idea of the work of Sanda Anderlon. The Croatian artist creates vast, riotous scenes using digital collage, working with thousands of images to create a single piece. The collages are a hodgepodge of vintage images that Anderlon cobbles together into visual feasts full of movement. The more you scrutinize her works the more you see: a woman swings from a chandelier, bottle in hand, while another straightens a portrait of Stevie Nicks. A giant man with a party hat sidesteps a rabbit in a frock sitting patiently on a sofa as a curtain catches fire.
Anderlon’s riots of colors and imagery could keep you entertained for a good while, picking apart the many minuscule mises-en-scène and creating a back story for each. The preponderance of women Aderlon uses in her work tells its own story as well – that of the feminine imagery in mid-century advertising. You’ll be hard-pressed to find an image of a working woman (not even a Rosie the Riveter!) but you will notice a lot of women having a good time. Think party hats, bathing suits, bottles, head-thrown-back laughter, and sprawling – a whole lot of sprawling.
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