So This Is Some of the Weirdest, Repurposed Street Art You’ll Ever See

Artist Francisco de Pajaro gets his message across with art that’s unforgettably odd.
Pajaro's work most often consists simply of garbage, paint and tape. (Photo: Tumblr)
Aug 25, 2013· 0 MIN READ
A Bay Area native, Andri Antoniades has previously worked as a fashion industry journalist and a medical writer.

There's nothing subtle about Francisco de Pajaro. A street artist whose work was seen this summer in London, he uses repurposed, found garbage to create his art.

Pajaro's efforts to turn urban blights into colorful sculptures are noble, but what makes him more special is that his aesthetic thrives on being bizarre. And that's its point.

Once trash leaves our hands, it generally becomes invisible to us, but Pajaro's art demands that we acknowledge the vast amount of trash we create and then discard. He does it by creating these eye-catching, monster-themed 3-D installations that have depth and movement and a sense of humor about them.

In a previous interview, Pajaro explained, "We consume a lot, and rubbish is part of that, it's people wasting things...they don't want it, because one little bit is broken, because they don't want to fix it, that's the capitalist mindset, so I give it life...Even when I'm making monsters, I'm taking things and bringing them back to life, giving them meaning."

(Photos: Vandalog/Blogger and Tumblr)