Raw+Material=Art: Found, Scavenged and Upcycled

Raw+Material=Art: Found, Scavenged and Upcycled
Library Shelf Location 21.MANC
Publication Date 2012
Description Through their imaginative approaches to medium, method and technique, these artists are producing work that is ingenious, inquiring and conscious of its relationship to the natural world, and in the process redefining the materials of art for the 21st century. Some of the artists have invented new techniques, while others have broken new ground in the presentation of their work, creating fresh, dynamic forms of display. Low-cost, low-tech media and original techniques often produce work that defies categorization and pushes the boundaries of art itself. Some repurpose utilitarian or scrap materials such as flip-flops, broken bottles and skateboards. Others use established media such as paper, stone, concrete and steel, or are drawn to traditional craft techniques to make art that is tangible, tactile and highly skilled. The ingeniously crafted and thought-provoking results showcased in this book range across a broad spectrum, from intimate paper collages to large public sculptures constructed from discarded wood. Despite the diversity of the artists’ methods and ideologies, their work shares an underlying current: it uses resources that would otherwise be wasted, reflecting contemporary concerns about the environment. Artists Felipe Barbosa Andrés Basurto Zadok Ben-David Robert Bradford Peter Callesen Monica Canilao Klaus Dauven Gabriel Dawe Baptiste Debombourg Brian Dettmer Elfo Ron van der Ende Faile Rosemarie Fiore AJ Fosik Fumakaka Sayaka Kajita Ganz José Enrique Porras Gómez Hiroyuki Hamada Haroshi Valerie Hegarty Luiz Hermano Florentijn Hofman Michael Johansson Anouk Kruithof Jae-Hyo Lee Luzinterruptus Maria Nepomuceno Henrique Oliveira Erik Otto Mia Pearlman Lionel Sabatté Chris Silva Lucas Simões Yuken Teruya Luis Valdés Felipe Yung Carlos Zúñiga
ISBN 9780500289914
Quantity 1
Pages 256
Author Tristan Manco
Format Paperback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Sculpture
Keywords Recycling, Found objects
Language English

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