Inspired by the stories behind existing artifacts rather than creating non-existing objects, artist and self-described ‘stuffmaker’ Mac Premo has molded himself into nothing short of an ultimate multimedia collage maker.
Using everything from found items to photographs and video in his work, the Class of 1995 Rhode Island School of Design graduate has won seven New York Emmy® Awards for his commercial, photography and set design work.
More recently, the Brooklyn artist and stuffmaker was featured in a mini-doc by filmmaker Bas Berkhout that highlights his bold approach to rethinking the true meaning of existing artifacts…and the stories behind them:
Premo is also known for his ongoing project—The Dumpster Project—where he has neatly archived his collection of found objects (with stories behind each one) inside of a 30-yard dumpster.
As for the kind of work that Premo has been working on more recently, here are a couple of his latest projects:
Totally Stick Your Head Inside This Hole
Be sure to check out the rest of Primo’s work over at MacPremo.com.