Trash artwork pioneer Bordalo II is to release his biggest solo display up to now, taking up Lisbon’s new Edu Hub advanced with a “retrospective” of all-new paintings that profiles his recognisable Trash Animal sculptures along new, never-seen-before approaches and fabrics.
EVILUTION is a show off of Bordalo II’s personal evolution as an artist during the last decade. In step with the robust environmental message that has underpinned his occupation, each paintings on show has been created fully from gadgets which were thrown away, salvaged through the artist and his crew.
Works come with scaled down variations of the Giant Trash Animals he’s most famed for, that have wowed the general public all over the place from Paris and London to San Francisco and Bora Bora. Like their better cousins, those Small Trash Animals were created the use of an array of city waste, starting from scraps of steel and plastic toys to hoses, ropes and marine particles.
Along those extra recognisable items – and demonstrating the best way his taste is evolving – Bordalo II will unveil an exhilarating vary of works of art that incorporate fabrics by no means utilized in his paintings earlier than, together with offcuts of picket, mosaics of empty spray-paint cans, and a surprising number of Trash Animals crafted fully from discarded neons.
Lengthy-known for a frame of labor that highlights problems with environmental sustainability and biodiversity, those subject matters run in the course of the center of EVILUTION, difficult guests to imagine the have an effect on that humanity is having at the flora and fauna – and the large number of gadgets that we discard each day.
Bordalo II says: “It’s incredible what other folks throw away. A lot of our sculptures use obtrusive family trash, however we need to display that there’s an entire ecosystem of junk laying round in the market this is threatening nature. That comes with such things as generations of damaged neon tubes, which the general public wouldn’t ever take into accounts.”
The exhibition may also an be offering an perception into Bordalo II’s background in graffiti, with a piece showcasing works impressed through Bordalo’s upbringing within the artwork global, and his roots within the Portuguese boulevard artwork scene.
Bordalo continues: “EVILUTION is one of those retrospective of the entirety I’ve been doing during the last 10 years, and in addition some way of having a look in opposition to the longer term. I don’t need to change into a one-trick pony; I need to evolve and let my paintings evolve with me.”