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Visually Complex: The Art Portfolio of Pamela Pitt

A layered collage based on a city street viewWe are in the Twilight Zone

Pamela Pitt is a collage artist and photographer based in San Francisco. The artist’s work is visually complex and addresses issues from the aesthetic to the overtly political. In recent works Pamela has applied her talent for collage to current issues including the pandemic and political unrest in the United States. 


A collage with a variety of disparate elementsGorilla Girl, mixed media collage with acrylic and collage elements

 

I’m impressed by just how much detail the artist is able to pack into each of her images. Works in the series Navigating 2020 with Collage present sprawling landscapes packed with images ranging from architectural details to flora and fauna. Animals, plants, scientific imagery and bits of discordant technology are positioned so as to appear part of backgrounds -- environments consisting of textured, hand-painted planes as well as fragments of real landscapes cut from magazines and photographs. 


A screen capture of Pamela Pitt's art portfolio websitewww.pamelapitt.com

 

Pamela’s Freedom Without Borders presents a detailed, unflinching yet hopeful look at the hypocrisy of border disputes and restrictions placed on individuals in spite of free commercial crossings. Combining aesthetics drawn from various cultural and environmental sources, Pamela builds images that demand a lingering look.


A mixed media collage with national flags and scenes of crowdsGlobal Marketplace, mixed media collage


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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