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.
2. Kindness Act.
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).
5. To Heaven in Seven.
6. Clown’s tears, or
7. The Queen and the Joker
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).
9. “Fix You.”
10. Beat Together (Q&q).
11. Tragic Twice.
12. How Affordable Is Your Love?
13. Queen Broken.
14. Beat Together (K&q).
15. Bruised King
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.