Artist Analysis - Upcyclist

Hema Upadhyay

An Indian artist who was based in Mumbai. Her installations and collage work discussed the joys and hardships of migrants, the over crowding of the city and the constant movement of people. Her work is engulfing, magical and beautiful, Rest In Peace Hema Upadhyay, you were taken too soon.

Yuken Teruya

Teruya is a Japanese paper cutter and sculptor transforming the 2 dimensional to three dimensions, he is also an upcyclist. his work talks about consumer culture by his use of materials coming from large companies like McDonalds as well as high-end designer shopping bags to cut into to not only find beauty, his work is in conversation with the materials.

Bodys Isek Kingelez

An Artist, sculptor, designer, architect and upcyclist from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He creates fantastic, whimsical, futuristic, utopian cities that comments on what some nations have and what others live without. Kingelez said “I make this most deeply imaginary, meticulous and well considered work with the aim of having more influence over life. As a black artist I must set a good example by receiving the light which pure art, this vital human instrument, kindles for the sake of all. Thanks to my deep hope for a happy tomorrow, I strive to better my quality, and the better becomes the wonderful.” 

Althea Bennett