Intriguing collages that bring together discovered finds with a charm of yesteryear

in Inspiration / Illustration

Madrid-based illustrator and artist Marianna Gefen creates beautiful collages using different textures, layers, watercolours, ink and 'found' paper – inspired by vintage themes and retro designs, often with a slight political leaning.

She explains: "I love to use watercolour with ink on old yellowing paper which I pick up from flea markets and back-alleys around the world before combining all the elements into colourful collages with various textures and layers. The imagery that characterises my work plays on traces of ageing, transience and a charm of yesterday."

To view more of her work, visit her online portfolio at www.mariannagefen.com.

Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy of Marianna Gefen

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