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.
«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»