Events &
Performances

Art
Exhibitions

TV Shows
& Videos

Education & Media
Resources

Artist
Opportunities

 








 
Arturo Meade
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace



ARTIST STATEMENT: Arturo Meade -- Artists's Statement As an artist, I strive to create work with an ethical, spiritual, and environmental consciousness. Humans are constructors and collaborators by nature, but, in our drive to create, we have become great destructors. Observing this, I have chosen to principally work with material from recycled sources, and to avoid, as much as possible, the use of any massively produced items. I create paper-based series from used books, magazines, maps, newspapers, record albums, and discarded manuscripts, then apply techniques such as collage, paper cut, silkscreen, and drawing to the material. I also build sculptural bodies from found wood and other construction materials. Thematically, my art -- like the materials I use -- is a reflection of human behavior and society. I use second-hand materials, shapes, and ancient symbolism to explore topics like politics, music, corruption, democracy, power, identity, and capitalism in a fictionally anthropological way. Visually, the use of recycled materials is fundamental to my work, as these materials carry their own depth and story. I am also hugely inspired by ancient Mexican symbolism, which I incorporate into many compositions to create a fictional narrative between the old and new times, and to explore the meaning of Mexicanness.
More...

Bookmark and Share


 
EMAIL THIS ARTIST:
 
Your Name :
 
 
Your Email :
 
 
Subject :
 
 
Message :


 




  • La carne de burro no es transparente
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Ecos del rancho
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Noche en el Savoy
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Tragando polvo
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Para todo mal
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Ojos de papel volando
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Los Misterios
    2103
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Espectacular
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Costumbres salvajes
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Monstruosa llamarada de petate
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Selva caliente
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Me he de comer esa tuna
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • Pa' medirle el agua a los tamales
    2013
    Collage on vinyl record
    12 x 12"

  • "Discos Paisa" Installation view at BRIC House
    2014
    Collage, vinyl records
    Variable
    Photo by Jason Wyche, courtesy of BRIC

  • "Discos Paisa" Installation view at BRIC House
    Photo by Jason Wyche, courtesy of BRIC
 








647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

718.683.5600
bric@BRICartsmedia.org

Directions to BRIC House > Contact BRIC >

BRIC IS THE LEADING PRESENTER OF FREE CULTURAL PROGRAMMING IN BROOKLYN.

We present and incubate new work that reflects the diversity that surrounds us.

Find us on social.

Privacy Policy| Mobile site| design and technology by blenderbox | contemporary artist registry by ClearDev LLC