Zac Freeman assembled junk portraits

Zac Freeman‘s portraits are made of assembled found objects, disposable goods and leftover junk.  Each work offers the viewer a realistic portrait from a distance which on closer inspection emerges into a fascinating collection of objects.  The ephemera chosen is key to what the artist is trying to communicate.  Freeman believes junk has a powerful presence because the items (e.g. grey film canister tops and iPhones) existed in a time and  place.  The portraits therefore act as a time capsule reflecting the culture we live in.  Pictured above ‘Justin’ (2011)

Holly (2009)

Mike (2010)

Peter (2011)

Images via Zac Freeman

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).