Payatas (Walang-wala), 2016

Payatas (Walang-wala), 2016

Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 

Opening Bid: Php 19,000 


The painting depicts life in a 13-hectare previously open dumpsite area in Payatas, Quezon City, where the only means of livelihood was scavenging in the filth. This community was the face of poverty in the Philippines until its permanent closure in 2017 after the landslide and the fire that killed about 232 people and burned the shanties of about 655 families. The dumpsite was found to be openly polluting the Marikina and Pasig Rivers. 

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