24.02.14 by Jeff

“My White Trash Family” Paintings on Discarded Beer Cans by Artist Kim Alsbrooks

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For the past ten years Philadelphia-based artist Kim Alsbrooks has been painting miniature portraits on trash. Her series “My White Trash Family” began when she became interested in historical biases in art, and specifically portraits painted during the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century).

Alsbrooks finds trash that has already been flattened on the street, and chooses a portrait to fit each specific piece of trash. She gessoes them, draws the image in graphite, paints with oils and varnishes.

Have a look at a selection of her paintings below.


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Kim Alsbrooks’ Website

via: artnau













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Matias Armendaris

    love

  • Jack

    damn it. it’s perfect.

  • This is a great execution of a fantastic idea.





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Another batch of murals by artist duo Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann (aka Telmo Miel), including “Hit the Lights,” a collaboration with Spanish artist Sebas Velasco (organized by Sober Collective) in The Netherlands as well as their piece with Evoca in Honolulu. Images below.

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24.03.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Anna Madia

Paintings by artist Anna Madia, from France. Click here for previous posts. More images below.

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24.03.17 by Staff

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Artist Spotlight: Fintan Magee

Another batch of murals by Australian artist Fintan Magee (previously featured here). More images below.

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23.03.17 by Jeff

Giveaway: QWSTION Weekender Bag

Switzerland-based QWSTION have teamed up with fashion designer Julian Zigerli to produce a special version of their Weekender bag and they sent us one. The iridescent surface displays an array of colours when light shines directly at it. Note: We shot the image above with a flash, and the colours have not been manipulated. Have a look below to see what the bag looks like with the lights on.

There’s also a second set of straps so the bag can be worn over the shoulder or as a backpack. We have one of these special bags to give away to our readers so if you wanna snag it, leave a comment below and tell us the first place you’ll travel with it.

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