Renaud Delorme is a French pop-art artist whose work is a combination of collage and painting. Found objects in the environment including textiles, toys and computer parts are used to create the background for the work on which a portrait painted onto plexiglass is mounted.
The found items that make the base of Delorme's portraits add texture and interest to the works. He combines eclectic mixtures of miscellany from film reels, tennis balls, shampoo bottles to antiquated computer parts and textile scraps assembled in a multicolour backdrop.
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Each object is deliberately selected and placed to add colour, shade and texture to teh finished portraits, they also tell a story about waste, recycling and what we as a species throw away or discard without a second thought. Delorme turns one man's trash into another's treasure.
Renaud Delorme does more than recycle waste objects, he recycles the public identity of the person portrayed and, at the same time, he puts art, and his social role as an artist into a wider and therefore a very contemporary perspective.