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. His unique technique is the combination of painting and sculpture with a result that is surprising, sustainable and provides urban art a new dimension.
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To make his wonderful 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.
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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