New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
STATEMENT OF ARTIST PRACTICE
Sullivan’s experimental style of collage art utilizes religious iconography & various forms of classical & modern art. Sullivan uses found source materials & upcycles forgotten books into thoughtful & metaphorical collages. His recent focus has been recreating tarot through collage art. Sullivan’s style brings a new life to the eye of collage art & tarot. The common thread of Sullivan’s work is the exploration of human folklore, spirituality & the dilemmas of the human condition.
Austyn Sullivan is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Louisiana. Sullivan spent his earlier years fully emerged in music. Starting off as a percussionist, Sullivan’s musical interest expanded and began picking up various instruments, composing his own music, and performing with bands.
Sullivan grew an interest in writing and studied creative writing at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) in high school. In 2009, Sullivan won a Scholastic Award and was published in the Best Teen Writing of 2009. After graduating, Sullivan moved from Louisiana to Baltimore to focus on music.
Sullivan was the percussionist for various bands such as Barbelith, guitarist and vocalist for Alter, and the producer and composer for his experimental moniker Soul Glimpse. In 2014, Sullivan wrote the screenplay and score for the surrealist film Ingress. Among all of Sullivan’s creative endeavors, he found a new ritual in collage art.
Sullivan has focused on creating experimental works, musically and visually, that explore the mystical nature of the universe and the enigmas that exist within the human consciousness. Sullivan resides in New Orleans.
Examples of Collage in Motion
Death Desert Mirage
Floating Odds of Skulls & Eyes
Allegory of Two Swords