Another Man's Treasure: In Lead Up to Earth Day, These Shows Shine a Spotlight on Upcycled Art and Natural Wonders - Arts & Culture

These include works by an aeronautical engineer.

Earth Day is just a couple of weeks away on April 23. In celebration, two exhibits—Art for Life and Upcycled—were recently held to pay tribute the wonderful world we are living in.

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A joint project of SM Aura Premier and ArtisteSpace, Inc., the two exhibits at the Upper Ground Floor of the commercial space in Bonifacio Global City aims to bridge art and sustainability. They want to create more awareness about the environment through the works of amazing artist-advocates.

“Molten Rocks,” by Boysie Villavicencio

Art for Life highlights the beauty of nature, enjoying life, and giving importance to the things around us.

Hawaii-based artist Juno Galang takes us to the depths of tropical seas with his dazzling Fish Series in vibrant hues of purple, green, yellow, red and blue that characterize his true nature. Fashion designer-turned-visual artist Boysie Villavicencio’s coral paintings, on the other hand, reveal his attention to detail and eye for the exquisite.

“Three Kois In the Pond,” by Juno Galang
“Upward,” by Juno Galang

An advocate of Philippine endemic flora and fauna, Bing Famoso-Tac-an showcases rare flowers and birds from our native species on her canvasses and her clothes.

Upcycled, on the other hand, features artworks from discarded things, which are transformed into works of contemporary art and sculpture.

“Amidst the Barren Vastness: Philippine Peacock-Pheasant,” by Bing Famoso Tac-an
“Amidst the Barren Vastness: Inigo-Banded Kingfisher,” by Bing Famoso Tac-an

An aeronautical engineer, sculptor Arnel Borja demonstrates his ideas on balance in new works that make use of fulcrums to achieve the necessary weights and counterweights of the concept. Swedish artist-musician Janet Kamphuis, who believes that “Art is Oxygen,” breathes creative life into her mixed media and wood canvases.

Art for Life + Upcycled aims to promote growing importance of Earth Day as an annual observance in keeping environmental awareness front and center.

“Geometry,” by Janet Kamphuis
“Cosmic Inspiration,” by Janet Kamphuis

“We have been working on our operational elements to uphold the way we do business and align efforts that will directly or indirectly benefit the planet, its people and communities,” shares ArtisteSpace Inc. managing director Anton Magpantay.

For more on ArtisteSpace, visit their website.

Banner: “Corals in Lavender and Red,” by Boysie Villavicencio

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