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Alejandro Durán

© Alejandro Duran

Washed Up
Mexico   www.alejandroduran.com

This environmental installation and photography project transforms the international debris washing up on Mexico’s Caribbean coast into aesthetic yet disquieting works. Durán has identified plastic waste from fifty-three nations and territories on six continents that have washed ashore along the coast of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally protected reserve and an UNESCO World Heritage site. He uses this debris to create colour-based, site-specific sculptures that conflate the hand of man and nature. More than creating a surreal or fantastical landscape, these installations mirror the reality of our current environmental predicament.