Charity Shop Aesthetic

My love of second-hand objects has led me to work in what I call a ‘charity shop aesthetic’ creating craft-art hybrids – pictures using basic amateur and 'craft' media, such as nail and thread, felt and scraper foil. 

I deliberately utilise these 'low art' forms which have been culturally overlooked, and reinvent them within a fine art context. 

I choose images which diverge from the generic expectations of this type of media. My series of filmic explosion scenes or grappling wrestlers contrast violent and kinetic subject matters with the playful, static nature of the felt. 

I also use the disregarded items I find (like broken wing mirrors or charity shop toys) as inspiration for these types of works. 


All images copyright Lorsen Camps 2010©