Sammy Slabbinck

  • SURREALITY CHECK. The new exhibition of the master of collage, Sammy Slabbinck

    SURREALITY CHECK. The new exhibition of the master of collage, Sammy Slabbinck

    Steffi Fink , DNA December 13, 2017

    The artist Sammy Slabbinck is world-renowned for his collage techniques , with which he creates surreal pieces taken from clippings of old photographs and magazines. And now he presents his most recent exhibition, Surreality Check , at the Michael Hoppen gallery in London.


    An avid collector of old magazines, with which he appropriates images and decontextualizes them, creating a parallel world inspired by the absurdity of pop culture. His collages have a psychedelic surrealist narrative that have managed to be published in newspapers such as The New Yorker and Der Spiegel, and has made covers like that of You Want it Darker by Leonard Cohen.

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  • SAMMY SLABBINCK: SURREALITY CHECK

    SAMMY SLABBINCK: SURREALITY CHECK

    White Lies December 8, 2017

    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce Surreality Check, Sammy Slabbinck’s second exhibition of collage works at the gallery. 

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  • Surreal Collages Revealing the Absurdity of Popular Culture

    Surreal Collages Revealing the Absurdity of Popular Culture

    Kadish Morris, AnOther Magazine December 4, 2017

    A new exhibition by Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck turns clippings from vintage magazines into witty compositions

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  • "I sat down, but I almost fell off my chair"

    Alexander Verstraete, De Redactie November 21, 2016

    Today show "You want it darker", the latest album by Leonard Cohen. The cover was designed by the Belgian Sammy Slabbinck. On Radio 1, he explains how the Canadian musician and living legend ended up with him.

     

    "I'm mostly collages and video animations," Slabbinck tells "Ayco" on Radio 1. "The place I'm on, Instagram. At one point I saw Adam Cohen followed me and my work, liked it. I sent him a message to him thank to which he gave me a polite reply sent back. "

     

    "A few days later I was suddenly back, he told a post. Me about the new album they were recording and told them someone sought to design the cover. He asked if I felt like it. I sat down, but I nearly fell off my chair. It was surreal. "

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  • A Belgian Artist’s Collages Come to Life and Trick the Eye

    A Belgian Artist’s Collages Come to Life and Trick the Eye

    The New Yorker December 14, 2015

    The Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck started making found-photo collages in 2009 using vintage ads and images culled from old copies of magazines like Paris Match.

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  • How Copy + Paste Got Cool

    How Copy + Paste Got Cool

    Anna Jay, Refinery29 December 4, 2015

    Collage art is making a major comeback. Forget Neil Buchanan with his PVA (clearly you already have), a new wave of artists are using mid-century magazine pages to make mind-bending works of art. 

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  • Sammy Slabbinck: Fantastic collages made from mid-century issues of Paris Match and Playboy

    Sammy Slabbinck: Fantastic collages made from mid-century issues of Paris Match and Playboy

    Alex Hawkins, It's Nice that December 2, 2015

    Since closing his modern art gallery in 2009, Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck has been using his extensive collection of mid-century magazines to create surreal collages.

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  • Sammy Slabbinck: a modern Magritte

    Sammy Slabbinck: a modern Magritte

    Lucy Davies, Telephoto online November 30, 2015

    Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck raids old copies of Paris Match to make works that tease - and terrify.

     

    Sammy Slabbinck began buying midcentury magazines in his teens. It was the early Nineties and every weekend he would scour the flea market in his home town of Bruges.

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  • Sammy Slabbinck: If Magritte had read womens magazines...

    Sammy Slabbinck: If Magritte had read womens magazines...

    Lucy Davies, The Telegraph November 28, 2015

    Sammy Slabbinck began buying midcentury magazines in his teens. It was the early nineties and every weekend he would scour the the flea market in his home town of Bruges. When the economic crisis hit in 2009, he lost his job and began to experiment with the paper hoard he'd amassed over the previous decades, slicing the images from their original contexts into something wittier and more vital.

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