PicCollage Office Tour

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.

Pablo PICASSO 
Spanish (1881-1973)
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.”

Andy WARHOL
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.”

Yayoi KUSAMA 
Japanese (b.1929)
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.”

Rene MAGRITTE 
Belgian (1898-1967)
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.”

Edvard MUNCH
Norwegian (1863-1944)
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.”

Piet MONDRIAN
Dutch (1872-1944)
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.”

Hannah HÖCH
German (1889-1978)
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.”

BANKSY
England-based
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.”

Paul RAND
American (1914-1996)
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.”

Peter BLAKE
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.”

David HOCKNEY
English (b.1937)
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.”

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So what do you think? What artists inspire you? Tell us in the comments or give us a shout out on Twitter or Instagram.

2 thoughts

  1. I like some of them, but this one collage pic that you made or just posted was a bit inappropriate. I really suggest not posting nudes to an app that kids might have, and if there mothers see that their looking at that very inappropriate pic they might get really mad. I know you might not care about this message but I really hope you understand why I sent this message. Thank You!!

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