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Aluminum Can Oil Paintings

Kim Alsbrooks Reproduces Historical Art on Crumpled Can Surfaces

— October 8, 2014 — Art & Design
Artist Kim Alsbrooks recreates a series of historical oil paintings on unlikely canvases, aluminum pop and beer cans to be exact. The artist takes something that has been discarded and gives it an archaic and beautiful spirit. Trash art is often synonymous with sculptures or installations that give garbage a new purpose but these can paintings are unlike anything we've seen before.

In the case of artist Kim Alsbrooks, her masterpieces are stunning and incredibly detailed. Her crumpled can medium is transformed from mundane object to a miniature piece of historical art that is no longer a piece of discarded garbage. The painter works with flattened cans of beer, pop and iced tea and creates oil paintings that stand out against their colorful and graphic packaging.
Trend Themes
1. Trash Art - Creating artworks using discarded materials, such as aluminum cans, presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the art industry.
2. Alternative Canvas - Exploring unconventional surfaces, like crumpled aluminum cans, as a medium for paintings opens up disruptive innovation opportunities in the field of fine arts.
3. Upcycled Creations - Transforming discarded objects, such as pop and beer cans, into intricate oil paintings shows potential for disruptive innovation in the realm of sustainable art.
Industry Implications
1. Art - The art industry can leverage trash art techniques, such as using aluminum cans as canvases, to create unique and visually striking pieces that challenge traditional norms.
2. Fine Arts - Exploring alternative canvases, like crumpled aluminum cans, can revolutionize the fine arts industry by offering artists new and innovative ways to express their creativity.
3. Sustainable Art - The concept of upcycled creations, using discarded materials such as pop and beer cans, presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the sustainable art sector, promoting environmental consciousness through artistic expression.
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