Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Incredible Junk Portraits by Zac Freeman

Zac Freeman takes every day objects such as buttons, remote controls, film canisters, circuits, gears and telephone parts, puts them together and the result is an amazing portrait. Freeman’s work is technically similar to Jason Mecier who too creates portraits out of junk. Both has pretty unique style though.

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I started making assemblage artworks of this type in 1999. The artworks are made entirely out of collected junk, found objects, and general trash. I glue the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. I was interested in communicating through visual representation in apparent 2-dimensional space and through the actual objects used for the medium in 3-dimensional space. It is very important to me that I incorporate the actual objects into the art as opposed to a picture or rendition of it because it better expresses the intention of the artwork. I feel the junk is more powerful being present. It is an actual thing to be reckoned with that existed in this time and place and carries energy in and of itself.

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