Celebrated annually, World Collage Day is all about embracing the diverse and expressive art form of collage. It’s a day dedicated to an art that reinvents found materials to breathe life into new visuals.
Kolaj Magazine, a platform dedicated to collage art, established World Collage Day in 2018. It’s observed on every second Saturday in May. Participating in this day can be as simple as crafting your own collage, visiting a collage art exhibit, or exploring the rich background of collage artistry. Spreading your collage passion on social media with #WorldCollageDay is also encouraged.
A special shoutout goes to Rebecca Rose (@rebeccarosenft) for curating 105 artists into six exhibitions across multiple platforms and crypto chains. Her dedication has greatly promoted the art, providing visibility and building a sense of unity among artists. Thank you to @youmiirror for bringing the event to my attention.
Here is a selection of work I collected on #WorldCollageDay 2023. You can either click on individual artist profiles or go for the Mega Thread with all pieces.
World Collage Day isn’t just an observance of collage as an artistic medium; it’s also a tribute to the innovative artists who expand its potential and explore its infinite possibilities. This year’s 2023 celebration demonstrated the vast scope and adaptability of collage, as exhibited by an array of artists around the world.
The artists spotlighted here, such as Michelle Thompson, who blends traditional and digital collage, Paulo Jeca, who experiments with punk-inspired aesthetics, and Alejandro Peters, who skilfully combines analog and digital techniques, encapsulate the wide-ranging creativity within the collage community. Each artist, with their unique vision and style, enriches the dynamic canvas that is the realm of collage art.
So, whether you’re a seasoned collage creator or a novice captivated by this art form, plan to join the festivities next year on the second Saturday of May. Keep producing, sharing, and above all, relishing the complex beauty of collage art. Happy #WorldCollageDay!
Personally, I feel inspired to dabble in collage creation myself. In a way, my Punk and Frens pieces could be considered animated collages, wouldn’t you agree? 🙂