Bordalo II, a Portugal-based artist, and his street art series titled ‘Big Trash Animals’ has been creating a buzz in the cyberspace. His large artistic assemblages are made of waste materials such as trash cans, scrap metals, damaged tires and old appliances, among others. But his goal is noble: To draw attention to environmental problems that affect our planet. And to make his message more effective, he uses animal figures like birds, raccoons and fish as his subjects, infusing the awareness of nature and its vulnerability to industrial waste. Plus, each piece is bursting with sharp, vivid colors, making it so visible and transforming the otherwise drab urban landscape.
Enjoy this amazing work of art!
Bordalo II presents us a figurative painting full of vivacity and movement, where he paints his own interpretation of urban landscapes and city entertainment. He’s exploring his own mixed media on wood stand base, and are thus made a series of collages of objects (garbage). It is not only a way to recycle, but also a critique of the world we live in, where we often have nice things, which are based on junk without realizing it.
All images courtesy of Bordalo II, and are published with permission.