Half Hare - Bordalo II
Artur Bordalo, dit Bordalo II (b. 1987), Half Hare, recycled materials, 2021
This imposing mural of 4 by 7 meters is entirely composed of recycled materials. Worn motorcycle helmet, plastic pipes, old tire or broken chair ... Bordalo II, used everything he could pick up in the street to give life to this giant rabbit. This work is typical of Bordalo II. Nicknamed trash animals, his beautiful Frankenstein animals are as spectacular as they are militant. They denounce what is killing them: pollution, plastic waste. Through this work, created for Urban Week 2021, the artist denounces the damage of waste and the consequences on biodiversity.
A word about the artist:
Bordalo II is a Portuguese artist specializing in animal sculptures. An artist committed to the environmental cause, his work consists of collecting waste such as used tires, car bodies and industrial debris to create artistic installations that denounce the consumer society and the destruction of the environment. A fact that he denounces in cities around the world: from Lisbon to New York, through La Défense