Turning trash into art

‘LIVING Hope,” 36 x 48, 2020.

Reducing pollutants to help rejuvenate the Earth is now a worldwide effort. Minimizing waste is one of the easiest ways people can save the environment.

Gilbert Calderon Angeles found his own means of helping achieve a greener planet through his art.

Before he discovered how waste like candy wrappers, junk food packets, shampoo sachets, among others, can also be used to create artworks, Angeles was not content with the medium that he practiced. The discovery played a huge part in starting his advocacy.

Gilbert Calderon Angeles put up the Green Artz movement to champion sustainable art.

Turning to post-consumer waste art, Angeles put up the Green Artz movement to champion sustainable art practices and inspire other artists.

Angeles uses shredded laminated sachets which is beneficial since shredded plastic expands and strengthens when mixed with paint. He makes sure to create everything from scratch by using leftover paint, old plywood and worn-out paintings.

The shredded plastic is sourced from eco-friendly construction company Green Antz, the same company that uses shredded plastic to create eco-bricks.

‘LIVING Hope,” 36 x 48, 2020.

During Angeles’ exhibit at Conrad Manila last 4 March, members of the media had a hands-on experience with creating art.

As he demonstrated his work, Angeles also talked about the benefits of this art form, including its therapeutic effect (as I myself experienced).

Twenty-three of his works are showcased at Gallery C’s latest Of Art and Wine installment until 9 May. The exhibit is aptly titled “New Earth, New Life, New Hope.”

Twenty-three of Gilbert’s works are showcased at Gallery C’s latest Of Art and Wine installment until 9 May. / PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF CONRAD MANILA AND GILBERT ANGELES

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