Spanish artist Francisco de Pajaro makes stunning, transient sculptures from garbage he finds lying around. The trash then gets cleaned up by the garbage men. de Pajaro creates his art in the full knowledge it will be disposed of within 24 hours. Art that barely last’s a day. That’s perfect street art.
Figures clutch each other with arms made from packaging tape.
The subjects normally have distraught controted expressions.
And are seemingly always trying to escape.
It’s art that makes you stop and think.
de Pajaro works primarily on the streets of London.
The black bag monsters are mischievous.
The Barcelona-born street artist rejoices in the here-today-gone-tomorrow nature of his work.
Turning bin-bags, boxes, broken furniture and other detritus into human figures, monsters and animals.
All of de Pajaro’s pieces can easily be seen as artistic suicide, creative works destined to be destroyed.
De Pajaro has to work quickly: he sees a pile of rubbish, moves it around, paints it, sticks it with tape…
…then leaves his trademark moniker and walks away – with a smile.
“I am creating fun and beauty out of something society considers gross and disgusting,” he says.
“Garbage is hated, ignored, considered smelly and rotten. But for me it has become a place to create monsters, to make fun of politicians and the humourless”.
De Pajaro moved to London to escape the economic crisis in Spain and restrictive laws outlawing street expression. “Painting trash in London is certainly not making me any money but it is great fun,” he laughs.
You can check out more of de Pajaro’s amazing work at his website