Salvaged is an unexpected art book for me because I favour more hand drawn art. Inside, it features more manipulated art. Jason Felix have created the collages by mixing photos and graphic elements.
From what I read in the afterwood, the idea of Salvaged was to meld art and design just like Dave McKean did on his seminal Dust Covers. Here, we have a more industrial look to it. The human components are artistically and almost surgically blended with industrial elements. The result is some form of abstract hyperrealism and surrealism.
His love for using textures is evident. There are peeling paint, broad brush strokes, and texture maps created using typography. The concepts are dark but images visually captivating, giving a very good feeling of a disparate world.
I'm not a big fan of abstract art but this book offers a refreshing look at a different art form.
More about the author:
Jason Felix is an award-winning concept artist whose work has appeared in films, video games, and galleries around the world. Felix is the cover art designer for the Karen Traviss Star Wars series, Legacy of the Force. He is currently at work on Hellgate: London as a lead character concept artist at Flagship Studios. He regularly attends conferences including Comi-Con and WonderCon. Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, he now lives in San Francisco.
You can check out more work from Jason Felix at www.jasonfelix.com
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