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"Sneakers addicts accumulate tons of kicks and often don’t wear them at
all: shoes are turned into pieces of art. I wanted to represent my
collection of kicks in the same way. Additionally, using carton was also
a way for me to denounce mass consumption. It usually takes me 20 hours
approximately to produce one shoe. All my creations are handmade. Devoted to protecting the environment, I mostly use
recycled materials: plastic, raffia or empty boxes. Devoted to protecting the environment, I mostly use
recycled materials: plastic, raffia or empty boxes." - Smoluk
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born and raised in France, Smoluk
landed in Montreal in 2015. Sneaker head, passionate about hip hop, Smoluk gives empty boxes a second life and turns kicks into pieces of art. Avant-garde, colorful and audacious, Smoluk’s pop art creations lead us to reflect on our contemporary societies and the diverse issues our world is facing such as mass consumption. When she is not working on new creations, Smoluk is outside, walking around the city, always on the lookout for new ideas. Honoring street culture, Smoluk’s work is provocative, intersectional and ruleless.
Find more by Smoluk at smolukbox.com.
Follow Smoluk on Instagram @smoluk.box & on Facebook.