MC Garbage

MC Garbage

Braine l'alleud (14), Belgium
10 works

Born in April 1975, a graduate of the DNSEP, MC Garbage lives and works in Brussels. He exhibits in France (Lille, Le Touquet, Paris, St Tropez) and Belgium (Brussels, Mouscron). His paintings are made from photographs (or photographic combinations) of garbage cans found on the streets of the world. Real modern landscapes, they are snapshots of our lives and reveal the futility of our society. At first glance, they are realistic paintings, beautiful to contemplate - quite easy - but they actually denounce the latent problems linked to our way of life.

"As a painter of reality, I want to show things that we no longer see, out of occultation or habit. The waste accumulated in the city allows me to treat all kinds of forms, materials, subjects: shiny and coloured plastics, transparency of acetates, flashy aluminiums, magazine covers dealing with current events, various packaging...

I propose a similar approach to hyperrealistic painters, except that my version - through its mode of representation - differs in its meaning and purpose. My work questions both the art world - what should I paint today? - and the society of men. My garbage paintings reflect the insatiable consumerism of our society. These are modern vanities that remind us of the famous Latin phrase "memento mori", "remember that you will die". Beyond the beauty of this waste, therefore, appears a raw reality: we will all end up like soda cans, on the scrap heap! As a residual effect, I would like the viewer to find art on every street corner by recalling my work and remembering the brevity of life by meditating on the meaning of its existence..." MC Garbage

Graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Expression Plastique de Tourcoing (Nord, France). (DNSEP - 2006).

Graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. (Superior Aggregation - 2010).

2017: Ten Gallery, Knokke Heist, Belgium

2013: JPB Art Gallery, St Tropez, France / Strip Art Gallery, Paris, France

2012: JPB Art Gallery, St Tropez, France / Lille Art Fair, Lille, France / Xavier Ronse Gallery, Mouscron, Belgium

2011: JPB Art Gallery, St Tropez, France / Xavier Ronse Gallery, Mouscron, Belgium / Fardel Fine Art Gallery, Le Touquet, France

2010: Fine Arts Museum, Le Touquet, France / School of Fine Arts, St Omer, France / Public Collection: Mercedes-Benz Contemporary Art collection, Lille, France / Fine Arts Museum, Le Touquet, France

MC Garbage's artwork

Natural park of croatia
Natural park of croatia
$61,292
Oil painting (39 x 39 in)
Soda can bali
Soda can bali
$39,004
Oil painting (39 x 63 in)
Logorama
Logorama
$28,974
Acrylic painting (59 x 59 in)
Wild dump
Wild dump
$72,436
Acrylic painting (77 x 51 in)
Nathan road
Nathan road
$25,631
Oil painting (39 x 39 in)
Energy drink
Energy drink
$39,004
Oil painting (39 x 63 in)
Tate modern
Tate modern
Sold
Oil painting (39 x 39 in)
Spring street, lower manhattan, new york, usa
Spring street, lower manhattan, new york, usa
Sold
Oil painting (16 x 13 in)
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Sold
Oil painting (31 x 39 in)
Yes you can!
Yes you can!
Sold
Oil painting (8 x 8 in)

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