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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.

© Art is Trash - Francisco de Pájaro - El Arte EsBasura - Steve Pagan Photography 2016


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Art is Trash is the first book to showcase the work, philosophy and evolution of one of the most fascinating and brave artists in the street-art scene.


Street art is conquering the world. All over the globe, urban areas are home to pioneering creators and artistic communities. Art is Trash, the nom de guerre for Francisco de Pájaro, has astounded not only passersby in the streets of London, Barcelona and New York, but also gallery owners and art curators who are hungry for straightforward, instinctive and honest artists. His work speaks explicitly to the public, denouncing corruption and abuse of power, and also demanding our reaction. Art is Trash’s work has been exhibited in renowned specialist galleries in London and Barcelona and Dubai.


However, most of Art is Trash’s work is ephemeral: he uses rubbish bags, abandoned furniture and debris to create art that works as a mirror for those who see it, reflecting our boundless, desperate consumerism and our obsession with power. It disappears fast—sometimes as soon as it is finished. This book therefore fulfils the important task of collecting and recording the works and evolution of an artist who is surely on the cusp of transforming the street—and urban-art scenes on an international scale.

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