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Charles Spurrier Creates Patterned 3D Paintings From Thousands of Pieces of Reclaimed Plastic
Posted By Molly Cotter On February 28, 2012 @ 6:00 pm In Art NYC | 1 Comment
A canvas surface is usually off limits for viewers to ever touch, leaving the artist’s process a mystery. The tactile nature of Spurrier’s works brings art to a more engaging level, encouraging discovery and concentration of the materials  used. He even occasionally creates sculptures with glowing lights to bring attention to the aesthetic value of these otherwise discarded pieces of plastic.
These canvases are multi dimensional not only in form but also in function. Spurrier’s mission rescues objects from landfills  but also from their ordinary, every day jobs. His swirling or striped patterned pieces breathe new and exciting life into a milk crate  or plastic cup that will never be viewed the same way again, all while helping the environment.
images courtesy of Margaret Thatcher Projects
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 New York-based: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/09/15/arts/art-in-review-charles-spurrier.html
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