Pajaro's efforts to turn urban blights into colorful sculptures are noble, but what makes him more special is that his aesthetic thrives on being bizarre. And that's its point.
Once trash leaves our hands, it generally becomes invisible to us, but Pajaro's art demands that we acknowledge the vast amount of trash we create and then discard. He does it by creating these eye-catching, monster-themed 3-D installations that have depth and movement and a sense of humor about them.
In a previous interview, Pajaro explained, "We consume a lot, and rubbish is part of that, it's people wasting things...they don't want it, because one little bit is broken, because they don't want to fix it, that's the capitalist mindset, so I give it life...Even when I'm making monsters, I'm taking things and bringing them back to life, giving them meaning."
Original article from TakePart
- Visual Arts