In the hands of a talented, committed and determined man, street art can be a formidable weapon.
To convince you, see for example the work of Bordalo II.
For years, this Portuguese street artist has been busy collecting mountains of waste to assemble them and give birth to monumental sculptures!
Bordalo II never ceases to alert the world on its unsustainable garbage production …
I ask Artur Bordalo A.K.A. Bordalo II; to write few words about himself for streetart360:
“I was born in 1987 in Lisbon and my youth was spent between watching my grandfather – the painter Real Bordalo – working in his water colors, and living the experiences brought by illegal graffiti to those who dedicate their time to it.
Gradually, I started transforming my habits and channeling my motivation into building a body of work dedicated to my worries and ecological conscience.
Today I present a series of interventions built with pieces of garbage, waste and pollution itself to recreate images of nature.
Acknowledgement is important but my main role is to be an activist, calling attention and raising awareness to the fact that Humanity
is destroying, with its disposable habits, the world where it lives and in which it lives with other fantastic beings.”
BORDALO II – december 2016
Thank’s Arturo. Let’s discover a selection of his new artwork: all photos by courtesy of Bordalo II