"I was literally going mad. Future uncertain as more and more questions on how am I going to go through this MAD MAD COVID WORLD conjured in my head the more I spiralled into myself. Survival mode does not come easy for some, yet for others it’s a way of life."
Title : A Mad World (2020)
Artist : Gerald Mohan Constantine
Medium : Acrylic on Canvas
Size : 2 0" x 20" (50 cm x 50 cm)
Price : RM 1,000
A little bit about the Artist
Gerald Mohan is a self-taught artist who has been creating art and recycled art as a hobby. Mesmerized by the upcycling movement, he began working with paper, glass and concrete since 2008. He was a top 10 finalist at the Penang Green Expo in 2012 with his Pendant light creation made of Glass bottles.
One form of art that Gerald is most passionate in is paper sculpture. Gerald has been making sculptures from receipts and other paper waste since 2019. Most receipts, especially the thermal type have BPA (Bisphenol A) which is seriously bad for the environment. He collects and saves all his receipts so that they don't not end up in landfills or incinerated where BPA may leach into the earth's soil, water and air. Turning them into beautiful paper sculptures is a win-win for the environment and the arts.
"What better way to save the environment than by making it into something beautiful like a sculpture." - Gerald Mohan Constantine
This artwork is part of the virtual art exhibition "2020 - 2021 : What's Your Story?" which runs from 21 January - 13 March 2021.