Haunting Sliced Portraits by Amanda Clyne

These strange and wonderful portraits by Canadian artist Amanda Clyne, which we spotted over at Colossal, are derived from existing images, usually taken from fashion magazines or photographs of classic oil paintings, which she manipulates through a complicated process that involves cropping, reprinting, painting, dissolution, slicing and layering. The results are ethereal, a kind of beauty melting into ugliness and back again, each work like photocollage and classical portraiture blended into one weird and glorious beast. Click through to see some of our favorite pieces from her portfolio, and then be sure to check out Clyne’s website. And if you’re near Toronto, you can even catch her solo show at p|m Gallery starting December 8 .