Recyclable Art- Guerra De La Paz

1302 Words Sep 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Estephany Velis
Research Paper 1
Recyclable Art- Guerra de la Paz Another man’s trash is another man’s treasure. At least, that’s the case for artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz, commonly known as Guerra de la Paz. The uncommon materials they use in their installations are from the waste bins of second-hand goods shipping companies (Saatchi Gallery). Their most common item being second hand clothing, that they pick and choose to create vibrant works of art (Textile Forum Magazine 2011). Their work critiques everyday consumerism and society, while also depicting the life story of the past wearers (Textile Forum Magazine 2011). Guerra de la Paz’s art requires attention to understand the underlying message the artists are trying to uphold. Alain Guerra was born in Havana, 1968 and Neraldo de la Paz was born in Matanzas, 1955. However, they spent most of their lives in the U.S.A (Cochran & Dimling 2011). They have worked together since 1996 in Miami in the neighborhood of Little Haiti (Cochran et al. 2011). Additionally, even though they are most commonly known for their installations, they began as solo painters, commenting as well as helping each other in their works (Cochran et al. 2011). It was later that they decided to work together (Cochran et al. 2011). Later after receiving a gift of many magazines, they began to collage, creating a monochromatic effect (Cochran et al. 2011). Little Haiti, known for warehouse and storing “pepe” (clothes that would be…
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