(PRWEB) May 6, 2005
It's Bold, It's Brash and It's Trash
A young British Artist Daniel Groves is turning Rubbish into art.
There is nothing new about trash art. It is something which has been with us for the best part of a century. It burst onto the art scene in the early twentieth century with Dadaism, an anti aesthetic, protest art movement. It was brought to the fore in more recent years by artists such as the K Foundation aka KLF, the Art/Music outfit who shocked the art world by nailing 1 million pounds to a board and calling it art. They later put it up for sale for 500,000 pounds and spectacularly upstaged the Turner Prize that year.
What Daniel Groves is doing, folowing on from his Dadaist forefathers, is taking a highly politicized, highly ecological issue and using it to good effect.
In recent weeks there has been much publicity about container loads of recyclable refuse being sent from Great Britain and Ireland to China where it is disposed of. Dan has put together a collection of conceptual pieces which using rubbish and putting them on the market in his native UK.
Ask as to his rational for doing this Dan coolly replies. ÂI feel very strongly about this subject, and in an age where we are all becoming more and more aware of the damage that we are doing to our planet it is, frankly, shocking to me that governments and organizations are systematically flouting the very rules they put in place with regards to waste disposal.Â ÂIt is because of this duplicitous posturing that I wanted to highlight the injustices that are occurring in the best way I could, by creating art out of Chinese rubbish and sending back to Great BritainÂ
With the help of Art Studios Ocean's Bridge, Dan is achieving his goal. Oceans Bridge are now showing Daniels' Trash Art pieces and some of his earlier works on their award wining website. They are also busy developing a marketing strategy that will see the pieces go on sale in the UK and with all the proceeds going to environmentalist charities.
Oceans Bridge is an American based Art Company with offices in Europe, the USA and China. They have received many accolades for their success in bringing genuine hand painted art to more people than ever before, both through their website - the world's largest commercial art gallery - and partnerships with retailers worldwide.
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