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S.T.A.R., the acronym for “Star’s Things Altered and Recycled,” is a New York artist known for unique colorful assemblages. Star specializes in creating art from everyday items that have had the good fortune of escaping our landfills.
Art has always been the driving force throughout my life and there was never any doubt that I was destined to become an artist. It is as essential to me as breathing.
Having grown up in Europe, I had the good fortune of being exposed to different countries and cultures, which added a global spin to my life and provided me with many new insights. I moved to New York and continued to study with like-minded creative people at the “School of Art & Design” and then “The School of Visual Arts”. Although the studies revolved around graphic design and commercial art, the art of recycling objects into assemblages began to take root.
Murals, sketches, paintings, paper mache, sculptures and creating whimsical furniture are just a few of the many forms of art that I have cultivated along the way. However, artistic recycling is now what I do predominately, especially as it makes sense in the times we live in.
Recycling Assemblage Art is a process of working in an uncharted world of surprises. Inspiration continuously comes from the strangest places. I really never know what the end result will be, but I’m always assured a wonderful journey.
The media and themes I work with tend to vary extensively as I need to experience all kinds of textures and processes in order to grow.
Pop Art, Cultural, and Unconventional Art have always captured my full attention. Art that makes you think, yet is fun and full of inspiration is what I strive for.
Humor has always been a huge priority in my life for as long as I can remember, so it was imperative that I incorporated it into my work. The objects that I meet up with, that are mostly insignificant to many, speak to me. These objects could be anything from a simple piece of driftwood, a toy, utensil, or anything that has been discarded. To find them new homes within my assemblages feels very gratifying.
Working on at least four to five projects at any given time is essential to keep my ideas flowing freely and help me stay fully charged.