Friday, 21 January 2011

One man's junk is another man's....Award winning art!!

Haroon Mirza, an artist who scours junk shops and eBay for items to use in his exhibitions has scooped £16,500 as winner of the Northern Art Prize.

The vintage radios and record players, found on eBay or in junk shops, are placed alongside projected film clips and Edward Armitage's 1888 painting The Siren, accompanied by distorted musical sounds.

A nice way to be reminded that art is created by the most every-day and discarded of things.

Not a bad prize for routing around eBay and Oxfam, I might start myself.


1 comment:

Anna said...

Thanks for sharing! This is great!
Greetings from Finland.