Mexican inspired art from scavenged found materials

Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez are artists from Southern California, aka ‘The Date Farmers’.  They scavenge for found materials in Mexicali and Oaxaca in order to create collaged artwork embellished with drawings and paintings.  As Americans with Mexican descent, their work is influenced by race, wealth and their own culture and heritage. Trash is used to create art that explores themes such as class inequality and social injustice.  Their work employs iconography of Native Americans, crucifixes, corporate logos and comics.  Via Inhabitat

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Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).

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