A Los Angeles based ‘Street’ artist who uses the name XVALA has stolen teen idol Justin Bieber’s wheeley bin and created a sculpture from it titled ‘BieberBot’. The work of art has been completed with a crate commandeered from the Facebook headquarters’ cafeteria and forms a singing life-like robot of the star. It will now make its debut at an upcoming gallery exhibition in Los Angeles.
“Justin Bieber’s profile is a spawn of social media and cloning him would make his status widely accessible to the public,” XVALA said in a statement to promote the show, which will take place Sept. 8 at the Brewery Arts Complex in Los Angeles. “I want to create a monster with technology like Dr. Frankenstein and Google,” the artist stated. XVALA is well known for stealing the rubbish bins of A- List celebrities and tech bosses. He turns the items into fine art to show how the evolution of technology has contributed to the loss of control of personal data. “We make our trash public domain, not realizing that our trash defines us more than social media,” XVALA said. “I want to exploit what people can’t Google”.
XVALA is an American artist whose stated goal is to “disappear from the Internet.” His Fear Google sticker (first appearing in Silicon Valley and now appearing everywhere) is the first street art sticker designed for the Post-PC era. It launched in 2010, the same year as Apple’s iPad and other Post-PC devices. XVALA’s street works, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and Internet ideas point to society’s growing inability to disconnect from the Internet. For more XVALA information: Google XVALA or Google “Fear Google.”
Photo: “BieberBot” by XVALA Credit Courtesy of Cory Allen Contemporary Art
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