Today I'm going to show you a special kind of art, that is not very common. Recycled art is not a new thing, you see it everywhere these days, but this one is special.
Years ago I knew a guy from Hungary, who had a friend, who was creating different objects using recycled pieces, like toothpaste caps, Lego parts, anything that fit his needs and was available for free. He was mostly building space ships, raptors, different robots and science fiction warrior figures. Those object were listed for sale, but back then no one was willing to pay the price he asked for them. Kind of felt sorry for him as he put in a lot of work and what he created was unique as well, nicely painted at the end, but I think people were not educated enough to see the value in his work.
Today I'm going to show you the work of an artist, who knew how to give a second life to things we don't use anymore. These works were created this year in an art camp.
Árpád Szabó - Autumn Landscape
Apart from the feathers, it may look like nothing extraordinary here. However, I appreciate the artist using feathers to replace the trees. The harmony between the colors is also admirable. I love how the yellow sun matches the shades of brown and that tiny blue above the sun is a little extra.
Looking at these artworks from far, you may not see much, apart from some dark paintings. So let's look at them from close, one by one. Let's reveal the big secret.
Árpád Szabó - Another World
When people mention the other world, or another world, they usually mean heaven, or hell, depending on how good they were during their life and if they believe in such things. This artwork however does not seem to be that world. It's hard to figure out what the painting means. What I see is a (drone) view of water and land maybe? But there are those strange elements that you don't usually see on a painting.
I took a close up photo for you to show you what those are. Don't ask me their names as I'm not as educated in this field, but there are electronic pieces, I know that much. So the artist used these electronic pieces to create his artwork.
Árpád Szabó - Dynamic
Do you recognize any piece on the canvas? There are two connectors and several small pieces.
Árpád Szabó - Chaos
Most likely an IT person can identify the pieces on the canvas, but to me, it doesn't look like chaos at all. It's a nice abstract, but different from what one would define chaos.
Árpád Szabó - Grinder
This was a cool one. I'm in deep trouble here as I don't know how that piece is called, but most likely others do. I loved how the artist made a windmill out of it. There are computer ports and keys as well, which makes it more interesting.
Árpád Szabó - Full Moon
The moon here is actually a battery you use for scales. At least my scales have batteries of the same size.
Árpád Szabó - Drought
Looking from above, most likely this is how a drought land would look like. I love how the artist used those pieces, it's like when a lake dries out and different wrecks come to surface from the bottom of the lake. Another thing that I need to mention is those lovely brown colors. Too bad the paintings were not hung right. They never are, so I need to struggle with processing the photos.
Árpád Szabó - Scraper
If I were to buy one, this would be the one. The concept is amazing and the execution is amazing as well. The colors he used as background and the texture makes it look old, but what matters the most is the harmony among colors. He used the small pieces to create a cityscape, buildings, small and tall.
Árpád Szabó - Unkempt
What you see here is an Intel memory card with uncombed hair, that most likely is not used anywhere anymore.
This is a particular type of art and not many are doing it. I've been to quite a lot of exhibitions lately, but I think this was the only one of this type, but I hope not the last one.
Have you ever seen such artworks? Do you like this type of art?
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