Four different approaches in Art and Design with the use of recycled materials as a common characteristic.
“Rubbish” has been used creatively in many different cultures since the beginning of the century. From the colorful toys made from discarded cans or car tyres in various African countries, to the “
Several well-known artists such as Picasso, Braque, and Marchel Duchamp (ready-mades) experimented creatively through collage, assemblage and found objects, in their work. Recycling has also been used in architecture by creators such as Gaudi, who used broken tiles to create his famous structures.
This “recycling phenomenon” at the beginning of the century was most importantly a result of socio-economic status but over the last twenty to thirty years a deeper environmental consciousness and debate has appeared, therefore many artists have begun using recycling within the context of their art.
The overconsumption and overproduction of various products and the increasing abundance of waste materials have prompted many contemporary artists to create using large amounts of recycled materials. Over the last few years “Recycled Art” has become an internationally recognized form and is exhibited in various museums and galleries.
Four Cypriot artists, Aggelo Evaggelou, Kika Ioannou Kazamia, Panicos Tembriotis and Pola Hadjipapa McCammon are exhibiting works created with recycling materials, each in his/her own distinct way and the exhibition promises to be an exciting and unique experience.