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PG Zoluaga’s ‘Habitat’ exhibit explores environmental advocacy through art

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — An excerpt from the PG Zoluaga’s Habitat III exhibit note says, “Derived from the Latin word habitare, which means ‘it inhabits,’ habitat refers to the natural environment in which an organism or a population normally resides.” The gallery, despite housing several pieces, still appeared expansive. Various pieces are displayed on the walls; meanwhile, a combination of mixed media and installation served as the centerpiece of HABITAT.

Predominantly employing shades of black, green, and red, the exhibit encapsulates PG’s advocacy. Through his artistry, he encourages the public to be more aware and prevent further habitat destruction caused by human intervention. The ongoing conflict in Gaza and covert extrajudicial killings serve as a poignant ignition for PG’s creation of the Red Habitat, the centerpiece of the exhibit.

PG harnesses the emotive power of art but emphasizes that its impact should transcend mere emotion. In terms of technique, he employs layering, meticulously applying one layer atop another to achieve the desired depth and richness of colors. The technique proved the artist’s ingenuity in mastering a technique skillfully used to imply a metaphor where one must look beyond the visual aspects, inviting the audience to experience the depths of the pieces.

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“HABITAT” will run from April 05 to 30 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery located on the Ground Floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, 1002 Manila. NCCA Gallery Hours are from Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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