As a substitute of considering a collection of sketches or making an attempt to ascertain how an art work will come collectively, Portuguese artist Bordalo II (beforehand here and here) begins every of his animal sculptures in a dirty hunt for uncooked supplies in junk yards or deserted factories. Automobile bumpers, tires, door panels, mountains of malleable plastic bumpers, and even total autos are stacked and bolted to the perimeters of buildings to resemble all the pieces from pelicans to foxes and tiny rodents. The items develop on-web site, taking kind as he interprets the obtainable supplies. As a ultimate element every animal is completed with a flourish of spray paint that bestows a close to lifelike high quality.
Via his artwork, Bordalo II hopes to attract consideration to our tradition’s uncontrollable manufacturing of waste. “The concept is to depict nature itself, on this case animals, out of supplies which can be chargeable for [their] destruction,” he shares with Colossal. On this means he hopes to make environmental destruction extra seen. “Typically folks don’t acknowledge that their easy routines are an excessive amount of, we’re utilizing too many assets too quick and turning them into trash, waste, and air pollution.”
Bordalo II was considered one of many artists not too long ago concerned with the Unexpected artwork mission curated by JustKids in Ft. Smith, Arkansas the place he created a brand new fox and opossum. He additionally constructed a flying squirrel at Street Art Jam 2016 in Estonia, and a number of other items for the Aruba Artwork Truthful. You’ll be able to comply with his latest work on Instagram.