German artist Markus Linnenbrink's edition of lacquer-coated plastic recyclables
German artist Markus Linnenbrink recently crafted a set of vases from recyclables, reinventing their surfaces using colorful resins.
The Dortmund-based sculptor calls his latest work Gestaltkunstwerk; roughly translated, it means “formed artwork” and is a play-on-words of Gesamtkunstwerk “consummate art.”.
Linnenbrink slathered each piece with generous coats of lacquer finish on discarded bottles to create post-consumer artwork of various shapes, sizes and colors. With prices ranging from $300 to $1,200, the fruits of his labors sell from Artware Editions in Manhattan. Contact them to order.