Magritte Would Approve of These Outrageous Collages

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In our digitized, CGI-saturated world, it’s easy to forget that collage once represented one of the original forms of trickery—think: Rene Magritte. Today, this clip-and-paste art continues to offer the ability to transport into new and impossible realms. Case in point: Aussie artist/animator Lucy Dyson. The Berlin-based creative takes the mind on a journey to a psychedelic world, where birds hold court in office chairs, volcanos light cigarettes, and reptiles occupy mid-century manses. Have a look.

Lucy Dyson, Big Cat, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, War Room, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, Untitled (Two Women), 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin

Lucy Dyson, Seated Birds, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, Untitled (Desert Portal), 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, Toucan, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, Land Lover, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, Frog Palace, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, Fun Machine Number 01, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, Fire Pit, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

Lucy Dyson, Earth Heat (Geko House), 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Berlin.

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