Making Art From Landfills

Chinese photographer Yao Lu’s “New Landscapes” photographs have been getting some attention this week. His images portray classic Chinese landscapes, but look a little closer and you’ll realise they aren’t quite what they seem!

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Turning landfills into landscapes, Lu uses construction netting to cover heaps of garbage and transform them into painterly slopes. He then photo montages them with traditional features such as boats and pagodas to complete the effect!

The images are a fitting commentary on the rising pollution levels of china, that have been caused by it’s dramatic modernisation.

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You can see more of Yao’s work over at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York City.

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