Isabel and Alfredo Aquizilan and their cardboard installations
In much of the world cardboard is considered trash, in the poorest parts of the Philippines it is used to build houses, Isabel and Alfredo Aquizilan have transformed it into works of art.
Isabel and Alfredo Aquizilan are not only two artists but they are also husband and wife, both born in the Philippines and, later, in 2006 moved to Australia. The artists are known for their out-of-the-ordinary works made entirely of cardboard.
Isabel and Alfredo were inspired by their history, by the poverty of some areas of their native country, where a large part of the population lives on only 2 dollars a day and for which cardboard is not only a waste material but represents the material from which their homes are made.
The Aquizilan couple were lucky and were able to leave this reality behind, but they did not forget the sensations, which they managed to transfer to their art and their huge sculptures made of hundreds and hundreds of cardboard houses.
With your eyes, you can follow the small streets of these claustrophobic scenarios, monochromatic, empty and imagine what it wants to feel at home under a cardboard roof.