Surreal worlds created by mixed media
Graphic designer Catrin Welz-Stein creates impressive surreal works that are inspired by surrealism, fairy tales, and folklore. Focused on mixed media, she breathes new life into vintage photos by experimenting in Photoshop, taking pictures apart and assembling them into new content. A large part of her work is the search for license-free images, illustrations or photos, for which copyright has long expired. Old books, magazines, and the Internet are her primary resources for that. Once she has found the fitting image, she breaks it into pieces and then weaves it back together mixed with other images. Catrin transforms, assembles and retouches the pieces until the original image is no longer recognizable and an entirely new image is created.