London based artist, Oskar Krajewski takes broken electronics, used plastic containers, and unwanted toys and molds them into striking sculptures of recycled art.
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The artist said: “Rubbish bins down my block became a very convenient and exciting source of free material.”
Krajewski hopes his mission making creative use of recycled materials will be substantial in raising awareness about pollution’s impact on our world.
He explained: “We are suffocating our planet with plastic, and I believe that art can play an important role in our survival.
“It has been estimated that in 2050 there will be more mass of plastic in the oceans than fish.”
One of his works is a sea turtle sculpture with Lego bricks in its belly. It is the perfect illustration of pollution’s impact on marine life and its environment.
However, Krajewski’s favorite and most striking work, is a piece he calls ‘Recycled Future’.
The detailed metropolis is pulsing with light and sound. It took thousands of hours to build, and comprises of more than 25,000 objects.
He said: “My inspiration comes from many sources, and movies are at the top of the list. Blade Runner’s vision of metropolis, Luc Besson’s Fifth Element, and Star Wars contributed to the idea of making, ‘Recycled Future’.”
Moreover, the artist produces pieces with a practical purpose, such as a large mirror hung in his home, created using reclaimed materials only.
He said: “Framing this massive mirror would have cost me loads of money. Instead, I found some shutters down my rubbish bin.”
He creatively uses a friend’s scratched and unused vinyl records. He stuck them to the walls of his home in replacement of a banister.
Oskar hopes his innovative use of unwanted materials will catch on and become an artistic movement he dubs ‘Recyclism’.
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