Based in Santa Catarina, Brazil, collage artist Marcelo Monreal’s work is going viral for his different take on inner beauty. His latest works digitally cut open the portraits of celebrities, super models and other faces of pop culture that are otherwise stagnant, to reveal beautiful blooms underneath. Monreal’s use of floral motifs stems (no pun intended) from his first job as an artist, developing embroidery for a label factory. While his subjects are uniquely contemporary, Monreal shares the same sense of bizarre humor that combines the morbid with abstracted glamour. As our society’s social pathos and obsession with celebrities grows, so do the blooms behind their faces in this ongoing series. Monreal says, “If they let loose from the rest of the body, what would be within? Well, to me, still I think that people have a little bit of beauty within them but most of this is saved and only revealed in rare moments.” The result of this reflection gave rise to this series called: Faces [UN]bonded.