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Nadia Sarwar’s Eerie Collages Look Like Stills From A Horror Film

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Los Angeles-based multi-disciplinary artist Nadia Sarwar is reinventing the genre of collage art with her eerie and unnerving photographic collages.

Foremost a photographer, British-born Sarwar is also a fashion writer and an artist. She has photographed editorials for an impressive client list which includes Balenciaga, YSL Beauty, Suitcase Magazine, i-D Magazine and W Magazine, and her artistic fashion blog ‘Frou Frou’ showcases more of her photographic musings. Notably, Sarwar has turned a collection of her grainy, black and white analog photographs into collages that draw the viewer in with their slightly disturbing tone. Sarwar uses different techniques, tearing facial features out and replacing them with limbs, distorting or blurring the subject, and layering abstracted pieces together to create new textured works that are perplexing and illusory. Subtle religious motifs are present throughout the series: the crucifix, the three wise men, and a nun’s habit all make appearances, resulting in an interesting body of work that looks to be from a bad dream.

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All images © Nadia Sarwar