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Recycle Group

b. 1987, b. 1985

Recycle Group consists of Andrey Blokhin (b. 1987) and Georgy Kuznetsov (b. 1985), two contemporary Russian artists who work primarily with industrial mediums such as acrylic, plastic mesh, and polyurethane rubber to examine contemporary culture through a quasi-archaeological lens. As their name suggests, the duo is concerned about the rising level of material waste as a byproduct of widespread consumerism. The wall sculpture Car Skeleton (2014) partially entombs miscellaneous electronic parts and machinery in a way that evokes fossilized remains of ancient civilizations, questioning whether the aspects of today’s throwaway, technology-obsessed society will be worth immortalizing in history later. Their works also draw upon classical Western traditions such as narrative relief carving and Christian iconography to compare contemporary times with other histories – social media with religion, corporate leaders with kings, and online existence with mausoleums.

“Whereas before it used to be ‘Do you remember the event?’ now it’s ‘Do you remember the picture I posted on Instagram?’”

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