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Thomas Robson’s Remixes of Traditional Portraiture

Working with appropriated images and digital collage, UK artist Thomas Robson puts humorous spins on the portraiture of yore by obscuring the faces and bodies of the subjects with three-dimensional computerized graphics. Robson facetiously refers to the process of covering up the subjects' faces as "the art of defacement" — most likely, in part, in anticipation of the criticism his work is bound to receive from traditionalists. Take a look at some of Robson's work after the jump.

Working with appropriated images and digital collage, UK artist Thomas Robson puts humorous spins on the portraiture of yore by obscuring the faces and bodies of the subjects with three-dimensional computerized graphics. Robson facetiously refers to the process of covering up the subjects’ faces as “the art of defacement” — most likely, in part, in anticipation of the criticism his work is bound to receive from traditionalists. Take a look at some of Robson’s work below.

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