María de la O Garrido
bonfire —

María de la O Garrido (Spain, 1985) is a collage artist based in London. She completed the MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies from Central Saint Martins in 2016, being a recipient of the J. Rapley Scholarship. She analyses what is around her, especially what is not working well, and in her installations she recontextualises these ideas and morphes various objects and images in 4D collages. These assemblages, in a metaphorical way, reveal the usually invisible interconnections between things and capitalism in the everyday.

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«I have created new artifacts with useless machines and found objects. They have no goals, unproductive machines. I gave a second chance to these elements (broken: tv, heater, printer, universe toy…) creating new meanings and connections and rethinking the necessity of them existing before being useless»

The bread and butter (or Alles in butter)
bread, varnish, garbage, plaster, metal and wood.
The bread and butter (or Alles in butter)
Metal meat mincer, yellow cable, National Geographic magazine, broken toy, broken Christmas lights and metal.
The bread and butter (or Alles in butter)
Printers under rocks
old printer, digital collage.
BBQ! Can you eat your things?
broken TV, metal and wood toy parts.
Is the explosion the beginning or the end?
digital collage