Published on August 1st, 2012 | by Erkan0
Collage Portraits From Magazine Cutouts By Debra Hampton
Debra Hampton creative artist from Los Angeles, California. Debra began a diverse art education in the studio department of CSLA, later transferring to CSUF to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History focused on European papal portraiture and social/political murals of Latin America. Then she moved to New York City in 1996 to obtain a Master of Art degree from New York University in Humanities and Social Thought with a certificate in Museum Studies. While at NYU, she was also an adjunct student at ITP further nurturing interests in the cross-sections of art, technology and collaborative media.
Debra’s work has spanned various unconventional medium and process while investigating issues of commodity, identity and appropriation. She is best known for mixed-media mashup collage portraits which are created from 1000s of magazine cutouts, splattered ink, and intricately stippled shapes. Accompanying the portrait series are sculpted objects such as headdresses, talisman, and full-size armor. Recently, she was selected by the New York City Department of Transportation to design & implement a public mural spanning 600 feet of pedestian/bicycle pathways along the Brooklyn waterfront.
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