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This is the story of a young man from a working-class family who sought different ways of expressing himself through art, the typical child who scribbles and draws in textbooks in an education that, like so many others, does not interest him at all.


It was introspection and the pleasure of painting that made him decide to study art, a degree that he did not even finish. But the dream was still there and life needed to be placated and tamed to make it a reality. It is at this point that the story of Francisco de Pájaro begins, a character marked by determination and who ended up falling off the cliff.


His story is that of someone humble and sincere who gives all his energy and perseverance to dedicate himself to what he is passionate about and to be recognised for it, a worthy representative of the working class and of the culture of effort that has been deceived and swindled so many times in the history of this country.


The bird crashed, ran headlong into his own desires in a world that played by totally different rules to his own, and was forced to emigrate, survive and eke out a meagre existence when the great eco- nomic fraud of 2008 took hold. Defeat and failure were undeniable. Life demanded death, survival demanded suicide. Francisco de Pájaro was buried somewhere between Zafra and Poblenou. All that remained were the spoils, the remains, the shreds, the trash. His own and that of society.

Art is Trash aka Francisco de Pajaro aka El Arte es Basura is a spanish artist from Barcelona Spain. Francisco before being an artist, declares with pride being a laborer representing the working class folk. He uses art to communicate with society saying what he thinks in a very direct and natural way.  

Art without inhibitions.

... head into Hotel Kupari to see what @artistrash and his friends have in store for you.


Spanish street artist Francisco de Pájaro creates delightful artwork out of rubbish he finds around the city at night, with the intent to make you smile.

El street art es protesta; es un arte salvaje; es el más directo.

... makes art out of garbage piles left on the street. He's built a huge following making little trash monsters in London ...

... Art is Trash is a provocation, it’s pushing the extremes of what people expect.

I am obsessed with this street artist that’s been popping up in the blogosphere lately.

Spanish artist Francisco de Pajaro makes stunning, ephemeral sculptures from rubbish he finds lying around. Why?

'Art is Trash' is not just a play on words as he sincerely believes that art should not be so important and that to feed "the hungry poor is worth a thousand works of art".

We’ve already had piles of bricks, dead animals in fish tanks and unmade beds – but now modern art really is rubbish.

Art is Trash is so contemporary; his work gets removed the following morning. Epitomizing the fleeting existence of street art, he creates a motley crew of weird and wonderful characters out of the rubbish he comes across on the street.

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