Marcel Duchamp Fountain (1917) One of the first, most famous and influential pieces of Conceptual Art, Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain was lost shortly after it was first submitted (and then rejected) by the Society of Independent Artists. The work - a urinal signed “R. Mutt 1917” - is famed because of its photograph, rather than through its inclusion in any exhibition. The work was later replicated several times by Duchamp for show, but the original has only ever been seen through its…
David Welch (Interesting pieces! Welch says: "My work is a response to this contemporary consumer milieu. By treating artifacts of consumer culture as readymades, I create assemblages to form pseudo monuments, or totems, that serve as precarious externalizations of culture as social biography. The totems speak of accumulation and materiality and encourage debate about consumption, media, class, gender and the ways in which we feel compelled to consume.")
While breathtakingly beautiful, the sculptures are incredibly sad as well. Duran has identified garbage on this shore from 42 countries on six continents. The “out of sight, out of mind” effect that makes so many of us ambivalent about waste management is abruptly lost here. There is no ignoring the blatant consumerism and throw-away culture that has caused this massive build-up of human debris.
Creator of a tiny community of cement sculptures hidden and isolated around the city, Isaac Cordal invites us to reflect on the sad state of the world through his art. It holds a mirror up to society by recreating scenes of our everyday modern life reminding us of the numb passage of time, the overwhelming influence of consumerism and elimination of nature. Keep your eyes open!
Sydney artist creates sculptures from hundreds of discarded toy parts
One man’s trash is another artist’s treasure, or I think that’s how it goes. Sydney-based artist Freya Jobbins makes bizarre sculptures of human faces and chiselled physiques, as well as famous characters like The Terminator, Darth Vader, and Batman. What’s more amazing is her choice of material: hundreds of discarded doll body parts. The process […]
Branded Objects in White. Andrew Miller has the excellent idea to do this project called Brand Spirit. Every day, he painted a white object and takes photographs, each of these items valued under $ 10. An ongoing project to discover in the sequel.
Andy Warhol Campbells Soup- The idea behind this piece is commercial consumerism. It is the signature image of the artist’s career and a key transitional work from his hand-painted to photo-transferred paintings. The Soup Image mimics the standard red, black and white of the original Campbell’s product. The cans show his interest in every day common objects.