MinXus Mail Bag: “Trashpo Addicted 2.0” by Petrolpetal (Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa)

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Mail-art by Petrolpetal (Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa)

It has been a dog’s age since we received Trashpo from South Africa. So we are thrilled to display this imaginative work from our current correspondent in Kwa Zulu Natal, Petrolpetal. She certainly knows the Trashpo aesthetic: The work is essentially an anti-art construct of found materials, yet repetition and the silver-plastic minimalist sterility offer much visual interest. “Trashpo Addicted 2.0” also makes a social commentary on consumerism, waste and the pharmaceutical industry.  The work is also an example of Holism; we haven’t seen any of that in a while either. Here is the reverse side:

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“Trashpo Addicted 2.0” suggests there are earlier versions. We saw one online but cannot remember where. Petrolpetal also suffered as the result of a postal strike in South Africa, so we are just happy the work arrive. It was inside a larger envelope:

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Many thanks for the excellent Trashpo, Petrolpetal!


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