Our Mashed-Up World

One consistent hallmark of contemporary paintings, works on paper, and sculpture is the “mash-up,” or the juxtaposition of two (or more) seemingly incongruous styles or mediums. Whether inspired by collage, assemblage, DJ culture, Photoshop, or artists like Sigmar Polke, David Salle, and Christian Marclay, the tendency is here to stay and ripe for further exploration.