Toronto mixed-media artist David Fredrik Moussallem is inspired by vintage signage, graffiti, abandoned scrap yards and erosion in collaged paintings that reflect the imperfect surroundings of urban life. These are found items and acrylic paint on carved wood panel. (Above: Changes, 48 x 42″ / Below: Helvetica, 48 x 48″)
Born in Lahti, Finland, and raised all over the world, his background is advertising & graphic design – training that has influenced his works. “Much like working digitally, I consider every layer to be an integral part of the overall vision,” he says in his artist statement. (Below: detail of Helvetica)
Above: Transcontinental – 36 x 36″ / Below: Sacrament 36 x 36″
Moussallem’s works are in private and corporate collections across North America.
His website, here.
On Saatchi Art, here.
Categories: Mixed Media
I love these – always liked reconstituted bits of stuff. Nicely put together!
perfect on every level.
at first i was gonna say ‘…on many levels.’
but i think moussallem has considered every aspect of 2D work.
Well put MIchelle (and always great to hear from you).
Reblogged this on mixing colorz.
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Thank you for the re-blog, glad you enjoyed his work.