Mbongeni Buthelezi is known as the artist who paints in plastic.
He works with waste made from plastic, cuts them into small pieces and melts them with a hot air gun onto the canvas.
His exhibition at The Melrose Gallery in Johannesburg is called “Sugar Tax” and addresses the problem branded soft drinks that litter the environment with their plastic bottles and have been blamed for various health problems.
When the South African studied art he couldn’t afford to buy expensive materials. So he found an alternative and now produces this unique kind of art.