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Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Marlen Stahlhuth
freelance photographer // DISTRICT MTV, VICE, ADIDAS, BlondeMag, VIVA etc.

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Urbanstraße 127
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May I Introduce: Kalen Hollomon

Art

I am pretty sure that most of us have had some experience with cutting out images from magazines and plastering our bedroom with them - at least I know I do: my closet doors were admittedly covered in cut outs of both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Collages are often something we (unfortunately) leave in the past along with other things from our teenage years like homework, angst, spiral notebooks, and bad decision making (oh wait, who am I kidding, I’m still making those…) However, this art form is not to be underestimated or undervalued as it is not only a legitimate form of self expression but a legitimate medium for artists to work within. Kalen Hollomon, a mixed-media artist based in New York, NY, proves just that with his incredible body of work:

“Seeking to explore the intersection of human perception and awareness, Kalen Hollomon produces mixed media works with an emphasis on the ever-changing relationship between subject and object. Unorthodox combinations that explore commerce, fashion, gender identity and taboo collide in images where everyday moments are punctuated with realism and romance.” (via)

Hollomon is particularly known for combining clippings from both fashion and porno magazines with mundane scenes of daily New York city life. Holloman often physically brings clippings with him, photographing them in real environments - creating the collage 2.0, if you will. In these works of art, Holloman’s fingers can often be found within the photograph, holding the clipping in front of the scene he has integrated it within. By combining fantasy and reality through the layering of airbrushed and pornographic images over reality, Hollomon grants a level of agency to his cut outs that the actual subjects in his photos seem to lack. Moreover, his strategically-placed cut outs often transform the identity of the actual subjects within his photos, seemingly against their will, without their consent, and likely, without them even noticing. Quite the statement about just how much power the media has over the rest of us, if you ask me.

Text: Rae Tashman
Sources:  interview via

Feb. 7, 2017

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