The most liberating advice that Croatian artist Sanda Anderlon ever heard was David Byrne’s dictum: “Stop making sense.” This absolute freedom from reason is present in her monumental collages, which might find a Barbie in Hawaiian garb standing in a verdant jungle alongside a slick gentlemen from a 1950s magazine, while a chandelier suspends from empty sky. There’s little discernible rhyme or reason to the worlds Anderlon creates, which are as dense as Where’s Waldo? illustrations. The one rule seems to be “more”—more color, more detail, more madness.
"After defining a general idea for the collage I spend hours of infinite scrolling and collecting images from different corners of the Internet,” Anderlon tells The Creators Project. Editing thousands of pictures in Photoshop is the mental input phase while I listen to interviews and audiobooks—a mix of work and leisure. Placing and rearranging elements on the canvas in search for the perfect mood is the fun part."
Though Anderlon draws inspiration from her memories and day-to-day life, she works mainly on instinct. "As corny as it may sound, the less I try to think and the more I go with the flow and gut feeling, the more satisfied I am with my work."
Dive inside her many worlds, below:
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