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Pop Trash

The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier

Jason Mecier


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Artist Jason Mecier creates insanely detailed portraits of celebrities using trash, candy, and other items, crafting sculptural celebrations as beautiful as they are outrageous. Here is Amy Sedaris assembled from her own trash, David Bowie made out of cosmetics and feathers, Snoop Dogg sculpted out of weed, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus crafted out of candy, Kevin Bacon bespoke in bacon, and many, many more. Fun process shots offer behind-the-scenes insights into the meticulous work required to create these candy-colored—and literally trashy—spotlights (how much licorice does it take to make Harry Potter?). With mesmerizing tributes to icons ranging from Stevie Nicks to Farrah Fawcett to Honey Boo Boo, this gallery of the famous and infamous is a visual treat for fans of pop culture and pop art alike.

Praise For Pop Trash: The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier

"Jason Mecier makes collage portraits of celebrities using things like candy, food, and trash, and it's astounding how well he can capture their likeness with random objects like plastic utensils, toys, bottles, and random packaging...delightfully weird!" -GeekDad

"Good portraiture captures more than likeness - it captures essence. A gleam in the eye, a tilt of the head, hues in hair and skin tone and personal style are all significant. Los Angeles-born, San Francisco-based artist Jason Mecier is all about these details, but he highlights them in a way no one else does: with found items that represent the individual's personality, often provided by the subjects themselves."
-L.A. Weekly

" Jason Mecier, [is] a San Francisco artist who pays tribute to his favorite celebrities by making art out of objects like discarded materials, pieces of candy, and make-up-related detritus, demonstrating in the most vivid of ways that one man's trash is another fan's treasure...Ultimately, [Mecier] says the point of his work is 'to have fun.' Mission accomplished!"

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- Refinery29

Chronicle Books, 9781452170121, 144pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

About the Author

Jason Mecier's artwork has been featured everywhere from Entertainment Weekly to the New York Times, on TV shows like Glee, Rachael Ray, and TMZ, and in music videos by Pink and Pitbull. He lives in San Francisco.