JfvintageArt

mixed media art from ephemera, maps, and sheet music

Buffalo, New York | 241 Sales

JfvintageArt

mixed media art from ephemera, maps, and sheet music

Buffalo, New York 241 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(33)

Announcement   All Orders must be placed by Wednesday December 19th to arrive by Christmas.

Mixed media artwork made in Buffalo, New York. Bringing new life to vintage paper ephemera. Range of paper includes book pages, sheet music, maps, postcards, and photographs.

Visit me at my upcoming shows in the Western New York Area for a wide range of products.
Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, Buffalo NY, December 22nd
Hotel Henry Holiday Market, Elmwood Avenue Buffalo NY, December 23rd

My products are available year round at ShopCraft, an artist collective located at 719 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY. Visit buffaloshopcraft.com for more information on the store.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 13, 2018

All Orders must be placed by Wednesday December 19th to arrive by Christmas.

Mixed media artwork made in Buffalo, New York. Bringing new life to vintage paper ephemera. Range of paper includes book pages, sheet music, maps, postcards, and photographs.

Visit me at my upcoming shows in the Western New York Area for a wide range of products.
Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, Buffalo NY, December 22nd
Hotel Henry Holiday Market, Elmwood Avenue Buffalo NY, December 23rd

My products are available year round at ShopCraft, an artist collective located at 719 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY. Visit buffaloshopcraft.com for more information on the store.

Joshua Fraass

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I have been creating for as long as I can remember, and at a young age I was able to sit on my grandmother's lap and watch her paint.  I began at age 14 to focus on reusing materials, and discovered paper to be a forgotten but valuable resource.  Using old books, maps, and sheet music, along with other vintage paper ephemera and photographs, I have been able to bring new life to things too often discarded.  Through layers of paper and paint, a sense of nostalgia and the journey through life can be seen.  Art embraces human connection, creating a remembrance of past experiences. I try to create these connections between people and their experiences in my work by using vintage materials that have a deeper meaning beyond the paper they are printed on. I was lucky enough to study abroad in Florence, Italy, and have been able to bring those experiences back to my artwork. The collection of vintage paper and ephemera, along with the collection of memories, has allowed me to create collages and mixed media artwork while preserving experiences of the past. The process of taking many layers of paper and creating a new concept and composition is what I enjoy most about my work.

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  • Joshua Fraass

    Owner, Designer

    I am a mixed media artist who loves vintage paper. I collect materials from around the world to create original artwork focused on travel and music. My experience of living in Italy greatly influences my work.

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