LOOK: This Exhibit Paid Tribute to the Beautiful Planet We Live In

In celebration of Earth Day this April, the Art for Life + Upcycled exhibit recently paid tribute to the beautiful planet we live in, highlighting ways to make it a happier, healthier world.

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Photo from SM Aura Premier

A joint project of SM Aura Premier and ArtisteSpace, Inc., the back-to-back exhibit on the Upper Ground Floor of SM Aura Premier aims to bridge art and sustainability and create more awareness about the environment through the works of amazing artist-advocates.

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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. 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.

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Photo from SM Aura Premier

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

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Photo from SM Aura Premier

Art for Life + Upcycled aims to promote the growing importance of Earth Day as an annual observance in keeping environmental awareness front and center for all shoppers. With this, “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.

The Art for Life + Upcycled exhibit is one of the many exciting events at SM Aura Premier.

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