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Recycling sculpture is a fairly recent form of artistic research in contemporary art. Artists look for used materials or recycled objects to build and reinvent creations that give a new look on the world.
 

Sculptures and recycling

Incinerated or landfilled waste is an opportunity for sculptors of contemporary art while preserving the planet, especially at a time of challenges such as climate change.

By creating sculptures with materials from landfills or discarded in bins and waste disposal centres, sculptors recuperate and revalue what was no longer of value a priori. It is a militant act that encourages the spectator to become active and to look at what surrounds him. More than a critique of today's consumer society, it is a process that makes us see what we no longer look at.

From now on, ecology will be a buzzword in all our thoughts and in governmental, economic and societal concerns. Within the European Union, waste recycling differs greatly from country to country, and waste treatment, waste sorting and selective sorting also differ from one country to another.
Recycling sculptures are becoming more and more important in contemporary art.


Some artists and sculptures of recycled objects

The artist Subodh Gupta describes his still life sculptures as being in the tradition of Marcel Duchamp. He uses objects from ultra-consumerism to construct his art. His works of art are profoundly atypical and give rise to strangely shaped trees using unlikely materials.
These works of art open up a reflection on the ephemeral aspect of art, given the precarious and perishable status of the materials that compose them. This duality adds to the beauty of the work.


The South American artist Vik Muniz is one of the leaders of the "art of waste". Spotted in the 1980s in New York, the sculptor has focused his artistic approach on reproducing masterpieces from the history of art using materials and objects from recycling. He has fun diverting incongruous objects such as rubbish, bits of magazines, cigarette butts, etc. with inventiveness. Vik Muniz creates ephemeral sculptures of gigantic size.


The artist couple Sue Webster and Tim Noble create 'shadow sculptures' with discarded objects and rubbish from all directions. They light up the final result to project poetic and imaginary shadow portraits on the wall.


The Guerra de la Paz artists' collective comes from Cuba. These artists use recycled materials as their essential resources. They work with unconventional and unusual materials such as used clothing. They transform them and propose sculptures made of ultra-coloured recycled materials. They are usually homage works or classical references and convey messages about the state of society today. The artistic approach of this Cuban collective questions consumer society and the way we use it.


Wim Delvoye is known worldwide for his aesthetic work with cut-up tyres. He creates subtle patterns inspired by vegetation and flora in the texture of the tyre itself. The rubber material eventually becomes similar to hammered metal or chiselled wood.

At Carré d'artistes, discover a selection of recycling sculptures by contemporary sculptors. Here you are at the right place! Street art sculpture, pop art, paper recycling sculpture, abstract sculpture, classics... you will find your favourite! You also have the possibility to find your favourite work in an art gallery.
 

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