Portuguese street artist Bordalo II creates absolutely amazing animal, reptile and bird sculptures out of gathered street trash, old cars, used objects and items from abandoned factories, junk yards and construction sites. In doing so, the artist seeks to bring awareness of the wastefulness of society at large by building structures all around the world.
I was born in Lisbon, 1987. I belong to a generation that is extremely consumerist, materialist and greedy. With the production of things at its highest, the production of “waste” and unused objects is also at its highest. “Waste” is quoted because of its abstract definition: “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. I create, recreate, assemble and develop ideas with end-of-life material and try to relate it to sustainability, ecological and social awareness.