In my recent trip to Ecuador I had the pleasure of viewing a new work by the Guayaquileño artist, Darío Suarez. After nine years of absence, he has started to work again as an artist. His new work is entitled, ‘I think then recycle’.
His work pays tribute to icons who have achieved greatness in the fields performance and politics. He has completed a group work entitled Legends Of Iron which has replicas of the faces of famous characters such as Don Ramón, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, Nelson Mandela and Charles Chaplin.
The metal that he works with is originally full of grease, rust and dirt. “I take care of cleaning it and returning it to its pure state. What I do is simply unrepeatable, I can make you another Elvis but it will be different.” He says that each job takes between six to seven hours a day for a week or so. Continue reading DARÍO SUÁREZ THE SCULPTOR WHO TURNS SCRAP INTO SCULPTURE.