Assemblage art is a form of sculpture that involves the creation of three-dimensional artworks by assembling objects or materials. These objects may include anything from household items, scrap metal, and wood to plastic, fabrics, and paper. They may be objects created by the artist themselves or might comprise of recycled or found objects.
The assemblage artist carefully selects and arranges the objects to create a new and often surprising composition that is full of meaning and symbolism. The use of found objects in this art form adds an element of surprise, humor, and irony to the work. Assemblage art emerged in the early 20th century, and some of the most famous assemblage artists include Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Cornell, and Louise Nevelson.
This mixed media form of artwork continues to be popular among contemporary artists, and it has been used in a wide range of contexts, particularly among the pop art as well as sculpture circles. Upcycled assembled artwork is also on trend for its sustainable characteristics. What's more, with its unique layout and construction, and often visually engaging and 3D styles, assemblage art is in greater demand from collectors.