USA: Photographer, Digital Collagist and Streetart Hunter Caley Costley aka Bob Bleu

Caley Costley aka Bob Bleu is a street art photographer and art lover from Los Angeles who also creates wonderful works of art herself as a digital artist. The creative artist is part of the Vagabundler Collective and works on the map for the Californian city Los Angeles. but as well she creaties beautiful collages in her own comic style. In doing so, she often makes herself a comic figure and combines photographs that have been taken with these digital gimmicks. The result is interesting, colorful and warm-hearted, as well she often tries to draw attention to socially relevant issues through those creative messages.

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ITALY: Fantastic Painter Claudio Parentela – Abstract Mixed Media Experiments – Collages, Comics & Drawings

The works of the Italian artist Claudio Parentela from Catanzaro are basically a creative combination of a multitude of works of art. In turn, he often created these parts individually himself. In other words, pictures were painted, photos taken, cutouts sawn, glued or stapled from a wide variety of materials. But pages from catalogs, objects from the garbage or the last purchase receipt can also be integrated. Everything is possible with Claudio and he is particularly fascinated by the absurd and the unthinkable. The central drive and the fundamental theme of his art is freedom.

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ITALY: Art Project Turin – “Spazio Portici – Creative Paths” – Open Call till 4th April for 2022 Edition

“Spazio Portici – Creative Paths” is a project of the City of Turin, Creative Turin and the Contrada Torino Onlus Foundation. The goal is to open spaces for artistic expression under the arcades of the city, focusing attention on the enhancement of creativity with a particular focus on youth. Along the 12 kilometers of arcades will develop over time installations, exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, artistic happenings in order to create a traveling visual path that will help give new life to the arches and to value creativity. Check out the great creations from the first 36 artists. Till 4th April there is as well an Open Call for the 2022 edition.

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ITALY: Streetart Turin – Mole Antonelliana – Photocall – Actors and actresses of Italian Cinema

The National Museum of Cinema, in collaboration with the University of Turin, pays tribute to cinema of the past and present. The photographic exhibition, which is taking place from 20th July 2021 till 7th March 2022, retraces over a century of Italian cinema through the bodies and the faces of the actresses and actors who have made it famous throughout the world. A journey down memory lane, back in time: the flashback begins with today’s stars of the silver and small screen and ends with the icons of silent cinema.

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USA: Marc Kennedy, Crumb Catcher & The Thick Un’s – News October 2021

Since the last interview with fantastic artist Marc Kennedy here on Vagabundler the founder of Crumb Catcher and The Thick Un’s continued to develop and grow. He definitely has done many more of his special creative and funny collages. As well he adapted his art on canvas prints and posters, he started doing cool pop-up markets with full tables, released a concept album with corresponding lyric book and added three new words to the English language! Check out the news from Marc Kennedy!

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BRITAIN: Illustrator Junior Tomlin – The Salvador Dalí of Rave

The illustrator and graphic designer Junior Tomlin from London did some of the most iconic and legendary cover artworks for the rave and electronic music scene back in the 80s and 90s up till today. On 5th of June his new book “Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art” will get released which documents across 160 premium paper pages his work with commentary and draft sketches about thirty years of party scene. Junior is of course still doing his fabulous artworks and visuals, but meanwhile he can look on a huge variety of projects in many different fields like movies or covers for the music branch, he colored comics for Marvel, DC or Panini, was involved in Action Man and Judge Dredd animations, designed vector arts, invented innovative logos and even started sculpturing.

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USA: Marc Kennedy – Musician and Freak Out Collagist

I stumbled over this fantastic and in multiple fields active artist because of his funny and crazy collages. Seeing them over and over, these odd and stupid characters made me just laugh and these artworks became like a little comic strip series. Marc Kennedy did these visual objects by cutting, preparing and replacing photos while he had a little break from recording a row of his songs. He published as well a book and is producing cool t-shirts, but mainly he is a musician.

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USA: Sonny Lee L – Canvas Artist and Digital Painter

I always loved to read comics and I still do, the shelves are packed with X-Men, Thundercats and Ascensions and heaps of boxes are stored in the cellar. While scrolling through social media some month ago I stumbled over this creative guy here from Ohio and checked out his digital abstract comic styled artworks which took my attention. You could say some of his artworks are abstract freak out comics sketches for adults. I loved it and wanted to get in contact with the artists for an interview, so here we go!

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