Could photovoltaic panels become a new medium for visual artists? An initiative called “Solar Art Panel” invited international artists to paint works on solar panels in the aim of raising funds for the Little Sun Foundation.
Since its creation back in 2016 by renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, this charity provides solar energy lamps to thousands of pupils and teachers living in Rwanda. To support Little Sun Foundation, a Lisbon gallery called Underdogs asked several artists to create works on photovoltaic panels to create the “Solar Art Panel” series. Acclaimed artists such as Bordalo II, Tamara Alves, Wasted Rita and ±MaisMenos± took part in this initiative.
Each of the artists took up the challenge in their own way, with street artist Bordalo II using plastic waste, LED bulbs and wood panels to create a multicolored “Lighted Plastic Giraffe,” while ±MaisMenos± used spray paint and stained glass paint and varnish to create “Dualities.” These works are presented until November 13 on the Underdogs gallery website, where the unique pieces are also on sale for between 2500 and 20,000 euros.
Image: Underdog Gallery