The Internet is full of insane, unknown corners. It’s easy to hide behind the veil of a pseudonym or artistic guise that you can work from. We’ve shared a few artists who conduct themselves as such (Midnight Marauder, Star Stuff), which makes for a more interesting artistic encounter. Are they a student who doesn’t want to share their name? An online Banksy toying around? Just someone having fun making? Obscure Design is one of those creatives and he or she is mashing visuals together in a very open–yet very mysterious–fashion.
Obscure is a collage artist, illustrator, and designer who has been obsessed with colliding classic black and white images and art works into bubblegum toylands of bending buildings and bubble filled skies. The collage works are all digitally produced and are absolutely fun, colorful, often irreverent visual romps. There are a lot of references at play and reliance on refracting images over themselves. Obscure excels most when being an art iconoclast joker by placing laser beams in Frida Kahlo’s mouth and using dainty works by Man Ray as center of a gun filled collage.
The work of Obscure is very well suited for quick, sweet visual fixes and could be great backdrops for computers or maybe even postcards you would send from the end of the world. The work is very youthful and silly but the way it is made is based in rich kernels of talent. There is a lot, a lot, a lot to look at which you can peruse on Obscure’s Flickr and Behance profile.