Upcycled Junk Portraits By Zac Freeman

From Zac’s website: “I started making assemblage artworks of this type in 1999. The artworks are made entirely out of collected junk, found objects, and general trash. I glue the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. I was interested in communicating through visual representation in apparent 2-dimensional space and through the actual objects used for the medium in 3-dimensional space. It is very important to me that I incorporate the actual objects into the art as opposed to a picture or rendition of it because it better expresses the intention of the artwork. I feel the junk is more powerful being present. It is an actual thing to be reckoned with that existed in this time and place and carries energy in and of itself.”

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Garrett 2009 by Zac Freeman.

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Steve 2004 by Zac Freeman.

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Close up of Steve above.

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Holly 2009 by Zac Freeman. Note the word Holly in cubes at tip of nose.

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Zac Freeman Self Portrait 2008.

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Dave 2000 by Zac Freeman.

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Vince 2008 by Zac Freeman.

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Close up of Vince above.

Zac has a B.F.A. from Jacksonville University in Florida. He’s represented by the Woolff Gallery, London.

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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