Few days ago Artur Bordalo aka Bordalo Segundo was in Paris. This fantastic street artist from Portugal create a new artwork at MUR Oberkampf, the historical heart of Paris Street Art. Here’s my interview with Bordalo II.
Hi Artur, where you from?
I’m from Lisbon, Portugal
Bordalo II is your artist name . Why II ?
My grandfather´s a classic painter from Lisbon, Real Bordalo, so I´m the 2nd!
It’s your first artwork in France ?
No. I´ve already done a piece in Bordeaux two years ago. I was invited to work on the side of a building in the city of Bordeaux for the Ocean Climax Festival.
Where can we discover your artwork ?
There´s a map on google street art view with few locations. In fact in USA, all around Europe, Asia …
Why did you create a lab rat at le MUR ? Any reason ?
During the elections it was a responsibility to create something with extra content, so I will let everybody make their own interpretation!
Is there a specific message in all your artwork and artist career ?
Yes, that we just have this world to live, and so we need to preserve it before´s too late.
Do you have some projects in the next few month ( Exhibitions, festivals, …)
Yes I will be busy till November, and than it will be my biggest solo show ever in Lisbon.
How do you define yourself ? Artist ? Street Artist ? …
Artist, humanist, ecologist, activist.
Who is your favorite artist / street artist … ?
Farewell, Sebastião Salgado, Blu, Remi Gaillard, Spy, Pawel Kuczynski, and few other genius.
Is there a specific place (country, city … ) where you dream to paint ?
Not only about painting or creating but I wanna have life experiences all around the world.
Thank’s a lot. Hope we’ll see you more often in France. And you’re welcome in Scotland where i’m based.
More informations about Bordalo II:
Links: Bordalo II Facebook Page – Bordalo II Instagram – Bordalo II Blog
Read also my Article: Bordalo II: An Artist turns trash into street art masterpieces
Bordalo II Artwork Gallery: A selection of new artworks (Last quarter 2016 and 2017)