Digital Collages by Beto Val Splice Vintage Illustrations into Surreal Hybrid Creatures

Image © Beto Val

Ecuadorian artist Beto Val alchemizes vintage illustrations into bizarre compositions that blend fruits with fowl and aquatic life with land animals. Using imagery available through the public domain, Val cuts and repositions fins, wings, and scaly talons into surreal creatures: round owl faces peer out from pineapples, autumn leaves sprout from tropical birds, and a rendering evocative of a biological chart displays fish with bodies made of strawberries, brains, and an early, industrial locomotive.

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@peepso_user_22(Jay Zerbe)
fun. a bit shallow. for a better example from a local (well, chicago) artist, you might want to look at the work of Doug Stapleton. he has shown work at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. https://dougstapleton.com/home.html
4 months ago