Here at PicCollage, we’re all about creativity. So when we recently moved offices, it was really important to the team that we create an environment that celebrates and fosters creativity. In addition to our yoga room (we find that getting all zen helps our creative juices flow), we decided to create artist-themed meeting rooms. It’s hard not to be inspired when you’re surrounded by some of the most influential creators of the past few centuries, right? Here are the artists we chose, in no particular order.
A Spanish artist and poet known for co-founding the Cubist movement and inventing the concept of collage.
“I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.”
American ( 1928-1987 )
A leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
A contemporary artist interested in psychedelic colors, repetition, and pattern.
“I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.”
A Surrealist painter who created work known for challenging observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality.
“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.”
A Symbolist artist whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes greatly influenced German Expressionism.
“The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.”
A pioneer of the 20th century abstract art. He changed his artistic direction from
figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style.
“Everything is expressed through relationships.”
A German Dada artist who was one of the originators of photomontage.
“I have always tried to exploit the photograph. I use it like color, or as the poet uses the word.”
An anonymous England-based graffiti artist whose works of political and social commentary have been featured on walls and bridges of cities throughout the world.
“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f***ing sharp knife to it.”
An American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate
logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS and ABC.
“Design is a relationship between form and content.”
English (b. 1932)
A pop artist interested in images from popular culture which have infused his collages.
“New technology is common, new thinking is rare.”
An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s; he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
“People tend to forget that play is serious.”