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Andre Bergamin

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Based in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, André Bergamin turns images found in vintage magazines into surreal, abstract illustrations in his own unique style. Old textures and printing techniques set the tone as he cuts and pastes his compositions, adding bright areas of color for outcomes that delight his editorial and cultural sector clients.
An eclectic variety of artists have influenced André’s work including Max Ernst, Magritte, Cicero Dias and Alfredo Volpi. His interest lies in creating new images from old and overlooked ones, kidnapping objects and putting them into an entirely new context. He started doing so after working in advertising, developing his skill to focus on the rhythm and motion of each piece as much as what it represents. André studied advertising at both degree and postgraduate levels.

Approach

Selecting images from his huge collection of old magazines, André looks for interesting objects and forms that can go into his illustration. He cuts them out by hand, stores them for a day or two then begins pasting them together to create a surreal composition where curves, angles and colors govern its flow.

Style

André plays with juxtaposition and context in fascinating ways. There are layered meanings in his montages, which draw together dark concepts, striking colors and violent sense of movement. The effect can be quite haunting.

Client list

Some of André’s clients include GQ, Superinteressante, Galileu, Farfetch, New Statesman, TAM, Folha de Sao Paulo, Carta Capital and Rolling Stone.
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Scaling the Food Chain
Scaling the Food Chain
Andre Bergamin's collage bloats with fast-food for an AdAge article on food chains.
Scaling the Food Chain
Perfect Perfumes
Perfect Perfumes
Andre Bergamin illustrates the perfect Winter Perfumes for Friday Magazine.
Perfect Perfumes
Little Churches
Little Churches
Andre Bergamin creates a surreal collage for the latest album by Brazilian musician Ian Ramil .
Little Churches
Prospecto
Prospecto
Andre Bergamin makes a layered montage for Marmota's debut album Prospecto.
Prospecto
A Music Montage
A Music Montage
This surreal montage illustration is by Andre Bergamin for a Victor Birgiss EP.
A Music Montage
Emergency
Emergency
Emergency
Andre Bergamin's Scrapbook
Andre Bergamin's Scrapbook
Andre Bergamin's Scrapbook