FROM KOLAJ #24
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sam Eller’s conceptually loaded, digital collage series, “People who very little have lost their minds”, provides an excellent opportunity to explore and enjoy graphic design relieved of its burden to communicate specific information or sell you a product. A portfolio of his work appears in Kolaj #24.
Make it weird; make it uncomfortable; and there lies art’s ability to share with the viewer its mystical power.
Samuel Eller holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Cultural Studies. He is a designer and a professor who teaches courses in design, fashion design and advertising, and propaganda at Universidade FUMEC in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is the editor of the magazine, Traça de Collagem Contemporânea. His scholarly work investigated the strange and uncanny in design, the uncanny of Freud, Shkolvski’s concept of strangeness, and Didi-Huberman’s “splitting to see”. His current work includes visual poetry and process poetry, contemporary collage, and experimental design. He lives in São José da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Visit him on Instagram for more information.
digital collages by Samuel Eller
(each 11.8″x8.7″; 2017)