ILLUSTRATIONS_The Belgian Sammy Slabbinck has caught my eyes at the first sight with his delightful surrealistic images. A "city views game" that reminds the exceptional work by Superstudio, the architecture firm part of the Radical architecture movement of the late 1960s.
Slabbinck renders dynamic collages, combining vintage photographs with contemporary compositional styles. His eye for muted tones and surreal compositions make his work both engaging and utterly memorable. Sammy likes to play with proportion in his prints and originals, using his signature style of combining vintage collage with his own illustrations.
Humor and surrealism play a huge role within Sammy's work. Motifs from popular culture today, juxtaposed with vintage images make for a really refreshing and exciting approach to collage. A passionate collector of vintage magazines and books, Sammy has always been attracted to the graphics and imagery from the 50’s to 70’s era. Over the years he has built his own stock library of material; his first port of call when creating a new piece.
"The images are cut up into pieces and redistributed, playing with exaggeration and proportions. Other times, the images are placed in a reverse context, juxtaposing modern ideals with traditional states of mind."
Illustrations © Sammy Slabbinck | Daydream - Bird Girl - Uptown Girl - Discovery of Modern Art - Mind the Beatles, darling ! - Bodybuilding - Sail Away - Boxing in Vienna - Let there be light - NYC Discovery