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Painting: Marker, Metal, Spray Paint, Stencil, Paint on Other, Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Canvas.
I CAN is hand painted on a recycled Spray Can Can-vas.
I CAN is all about having the I CAN spirit and trusting yourself!! Szabotage wants people to feel this and be empowered.
The CAN-VAS style canvas is part of a whole collection that Szabotage creates his unique backdrop by firstly releasing the pressure in the can and then slicing it open to remove the top, ball bearing and spray straw. He then hammers the whole can flat and finally cuts it into shape. This is a lengthy process but Szabotage is mindful that these cans are difficult to recycle and wants to reduce the amount sent to landfill.
The ‘Can Can’ Collection by Szabotage
Through disassembling and objectifying the spray can, turning the medium into the object, the artist continues the creative life of the aerosol material.
“I like to think the can and its process has unleashed my humour, and I have looked for ways to explore the humour and the coincidence of the use of the word ‘can’! I can! Can vas! We can! Tin man can! Can Can! [I take] a fun approach where the subject is informed by the can.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection