Cracking Art is an art movement founded in 1993 and known all over the world for its urban installations of works depicting various types and sizes of abstract animals, made from recycled plastic. These brightly coloured creatures invade urban spaces with fairytale poeticism, in search of empathy.
The word cracking has a double meaning – as well as relating to breaking, catalytic cracking is the chemical reaction that turns oil into plastic, the moment something natural becomes artificial. By invading the urban fabric, the Cracking Art movement aims to make people aware of our increasingly artificial and anonymous mass culture, which is gradually losing contact with the natural world and the values that hold it together.
Cracking Art brings culture and art to people, providing an opportunity for everyone to reflect, share ideas and enjoy taking part.