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I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

I make an effort to limit the materials I utilize to the playing card’s border. I then rearrange, burn, or add little paint pieces to create a narrative.

This is a collection of some of the collages I’ve created throughout the years using playing cards.
I make an effort to limit the materials I utilize to the playing card’s border. I then rearrange, burn, or add little paint pieces to create a narrative. Scenes of love, loss, kindness, and retaliation are shown in my collages. In 2013, I created my first collage of this kind.

1. Love shattered.

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

2. Kindness Act.

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

Elmo first gained attention for his art in 2013 when he made a collage using just two playing cards. The artwork became a viral sensation, earning several international exhibitions and a devoted following among celebrities. His initial attempts at using playing cards to depict human emotion included chopping and burning the materials to various degrees to obtain the desired effect.

3. Rolls of the Heads.

His writing frequently makes allusions to kings and queens, as well as to philosophy, the paranormal, and religion.

4. Beat Together (K&k).

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

5. To Heaven in Seven.

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

6. Clown’s tears, or

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

7. The Queen and the Joker

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

His current body of work is best characterized as a hybrid of pop art and mixed media. Elmo constructs his compositions by combining a range of materials using various painting and collage techniques. Elmo uses the collaged playing cards as his color inspiration for his playing card pieces, sticking to deeper tones for the contours and shading.

8. Love 2020 (Covid).

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

9. “Fix You.”

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

10. Beat Together (Q&q).

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

11. Tragic Twice.

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

12. How Affordable Is Your Love?

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

13. Queen Broken.

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

14. Beat Together (K&q).

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

15. Bruised King

I create collages out of playing cards to show scenes of love, loss, and other emotions.

Elmo Hood, a self-taught modern artist who was born in Southampton, England, in 1989, specializes in collage and pop art. Elmo is presently based in Brisbane, Australia, where he also works.

More info: elmohood.com | Instagram

Written by Barbarz Steelz

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