STUDIO FAIREST

 

From Disposable To Remarkable

A Dialogue on Value and Sustainability

November 14th – December 30th 2023

Explore a reality where forgotten items find new purpose and engage in a dialogue about consumption, waste, and potential rebirth. Please email us for the address and additional details:
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The Artwork

New York-based artist Fairest’s most recent art exhibition focuses on transforming discarded urban waste into a powerful commentary on consumerism. He presents alternative interpretations and possibilities, recognizing the intrinsic value of materials, people, nature, and history.

Amidst growing concerns over climate change and sustainability, Fairest opposes the epidemic of disposability that plagues ‘modern society’ by repurposing neglected urban materials and depictions into art. Indifference towards consumption and waste is opposed by sustainability, not just as an environmental imperative but also as a cultural shift in perception.

His work underscores a crucial narrative, inviting viewers to consider the impact of their choices, to reimagine and embrace sustainability as an integral aspect of their daily lives, and to find value and meaning in the disposable. A creative crusade against the indifference ingrained in modern lifestyles, fueled by a profound personal awakening, spurred by a near-death experience and an act of unexpected kindness.

More about the Art

Amidst growing concerns over climate change and sustainability, Fairest opposes the epidemic of disposability that plagues ‘modern society’ by repurposing neglected urban materials and depictions into art. Indifference towards consumption and waste is opposed by sustainability, not just as an environmental imperative but also as a cultural shift in perception.

His work underscores a crucial narrative, inviting viewers to consider the impact of their choices, to reimagine and embrace sustainability as an integral aspect of their daily lives, and to find value and meaning in the disposable. A creative crusade against the indifference ingrained in modern lifestyles, fueled by a profound personal awakening, spurred by a near-death experience and an act of unexpected kindness.

Kays to Dusk 3d

SELECTED ARTWORKS

NEW YORK TREASURES

Fairest’s primary source of materials is the vibrant streets of New York, where he finds unique and intriguing objects.

Computer Parts

About the Artist

Fairest ((b. The Netherlands, 1985) showcases the resilience and beauty in the disposable, triggering a shift in societal perspectives.

Fairest’s journey was triggered by a life-changing event in a crowded Manhattan subway station. While on his knees experiencing cardiac arrest, ignored by passersby, his life was saved by a “homeless” man. Ironically, one “perceived” disposable member of society, illuminated society’s indifference to another disposable member. Breaking through the urban detachment, this man took Fairest’s phone and called 911.

Though he survived this life-altering incident Fairest sustained permanent heart damage, warranting the implantation of an S-ICD device. This transformation altered how the outside world perceived his “value”: An object with a defect. His narrative symbolizes the enduring beauty and worth found in what society often deems disposable—whether objects, values, ideas, or even human life.

This experience formed the foundation for his reexamination of the nature of disposability. Perfectly usable items were wastefully discarded, reflecting the disregard for material items, and illustrating the diminishing respect for people, values, historical legacy, and the planet’s future. His art symbolizes both a rebirth of discarded objects and a renewed appreciation for overlooked value in the disposed and the discarded.

POWERED BY TECHNOLOGY

This life-altering incident left Fairest with permanent heart damage, warranting the implantation of an S-ICD device which was ironically poetic for someone working in the technology sector.

Fairest S-ICD