Bored Of Everyone Collaging Up A Triangular Storm With Arn Gyssels

I’m getting a little bit tired of all of the collage artists who think that cutting a few triangles and overlaying them with another image makes unique art. Yawn and a half. Luckily, Arn Gyssels is trying at least a little bit harder to be creative, and you know what? He’s succeeding. Some of his works feature rips and tears rather than scissor-cut geometric shapes, but even his pieces that are neat and symmetrical stray from feeling stale or calculated. Perhaps it’s because his body of work is so diverse and spans so many styles that there isn’t really a question of whether it’s genuine or not, but there’s just something more to this artist than all the other recycled mofos.


Also notable are some “printer jam” images. Beautiful abstractions.


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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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