From the volcano of tastes (archeology, biology and "old things with history") by Losang Benz, the vocation of making paintings and sculptures reused forgotten objects. Although the urban collection of knickknacks comes from very small: "From time to time, it is also very satisfying for me to be able to incorporate my Tibetan roots in some of my works with the thought of never forgetting my homeland." says the artist. "Now I'm excited to search and find treasures that the construction of the work itself." The latest creation of Benz,, is a wonderful pet flower power. But his work condenses into the majestic metallic, pet and glass paintings, like the picture in the image. As a lover of unique materials, Benz is thrilled by the lucky finds. And do not make up your catches. "I carefully work the pieces that I find, not to hide the notches that they have, but to preserve the beauty of the lived thing, of the used thing, it is a love for the objects that contain histories”.
Peaceful robots against obsolescence
A poetic resistance to excessive consumption. This is how the French artist Bruno Lefèvre-Brauer understands his work, which is none other than recycling industrial materials and converting them, sublimating them, as he says, into a peaceful army of robots that fight against obsolescence. "My artistic work reflects my concern for the planet, this is my means of expression, my desire to show that the objects we discard can end up in galleries and touch the hearts of people who love art," says Brauer, whose creatures, More similar to humble Wall-E than annihilating droids, they make up the series "Viva la roboluciòn!", exhibited in artistic spaces across Europe, and their work has turned out to be didactic: "When children look amazed at robots, They love knowing how they were built and the issue of recycling comes out naturally. "BRUNO LEFÈVRE-BRAUER
Colossuses of scrap metal
The scrap animals of Artur Bordalo, 'Bordalo II', observe citizens from all over the world from the streets. They live perched on buildings and sandwiches in walls, and from there they remind walkers that the world is not infinite and that their health happens, among other things, to recycle more and better. "Creating something beautiful from garbage is not my final goal, I want my interventions to be a bridge between the viewer and the message, to make people stop and look and then think what is behind", reflects the Portuguese artist. What is behind their disfigured creatures, at the same time tender beings in dehumanized cities, is a warning: "We are talking about our current way of living is not sustainable, the effects that this will have on the earth, nature and animals". BORDALO II
How much are theories worth?
From a reflection on Darwin's theory was born the work 'The Origin of the Species' by the Spanish Rodrigo Romero, an enigmatic sculpture based on wood, cardboard of plaster bags, plastic, pipes and even an aluminum fire hydrant. "The use of these materials comes from a concern about the depletion of resources," explains Romero, recent winner of the sixth edition of the EscombrArte contest, organized by the recycling center in Los Algares, AR. The sculpture poses a confrontation: "Darwin's theory is irrefutable in the scientific field, but in other areas it is rejected", the artist understands, which extends that controversy to the current time: "In the end, each society and each individual decides what theories they are worth it and what are not, and what materials have value and when it's time to throw them away ". RODRIGO ROMERO