Today we want to showcase the Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II. His latest street art series is beautifully rendered, larger-than-life 3-D animal sculptures made mostly from trash and other found waste materials from abandoned factories or companies in the process of recycling.
Bordalo II’s amazing creatures are scattered all around Lisbon, where the artist lives. Curious rabbits, toucans, raccoons and even feathered hummingbirds are all part of a project to raise awareness on the amount of stuff we throw away. To make his creatures Bordalo II collects cans, car tires, computer parts, wood, appliances and other discarded stuff from wastelands, abandoned factories and dirty places around town. His original technique consists of sticking rubbish pieces to a wall as a collage in the shape of an animal to then spray some paint to complete the piece.
Bordalo II uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it appears slightly three-dimensional and is presented in surprisingly tactile formations.
Demonstrating that one man’s trash is another man’s art, this Portuguese street-artist helps with both, recycling and decorating sad urban landscapes.
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