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Bordalo II

Saturday February 24th, 7-10pm

Heron Arts is pleased to present the ephemeral takeover by Portuguese artist, Bordalo II. This will be the artist’s first solo show in the United States and will feature a larger than life, all-encompassing installation including his signature trash animals, along with gallery pieces for sale. The work will continue to explore the themes of environmental awareness and consumerism. Bordalo II will be in attendance during the opening reception at Heron Arts on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The exhibition will be on display Saturdays from 11am-4pm or by appointment until March 24, 2018 and is free and open to the public.

Bordalo II (Artur Bordalo) was born in Lisbon in 1987. He chose the artistic name Bordalo II as a tribute to his grandfather, the famous artist, Real Bordalo. Surrounded by art his whole life, it was a natural choice for Bordalo to follow his passions and become an artist. With early beginnings in Lisbon’s underground graffiti culture, the artist continued his education by spending three years at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon. It was during this time that he discovered sculpture and began experimenting with different mediums.

The public space provides a playground for the artist to work at large scale and engage with the public in a more meaningful way. It is here that he is able to question and reflect on the current materialistic and consumeristic ways of life. He does so by using discarded materials, many of which harm the environment (i.e. car parts), and creates animals that are often killed and destroyed by these very materials. By using these specific elements, he hopes to shine a light on the global issue that is currently endangering all species of life: climate change.

Works

 

Chimp Smile
Bordalo II
Plastic Assemblage, 2017
59 x 71 x 13.75in
$9,500Inquire

 

Halfhalf6 (not white rat)
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2017
25.6 x 19.5 x 8in
$4,000Inquire

 

Halfhalf5 (owl)
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2017
31.5 x 25 x 8in
$4,800Inquire

 

Halfhalf4 (half red panda)
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2017
27.5 x 27.5 x 8in
$4,800Inquire

 

Halfhalf3 (dressed raccoon)
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2017
35.5 x 29.5 x 10in
$5,000Inquire

 

Halfhalf2 (half raccoon)
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2017
19.5 x 17.75 x 6in
$2,800

 

Halfhalf1 (lil mouse)
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2017
19.5 x 13.75 x 6in
$2,800Inquire

 

Sorry Not Sorry
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2018
29.5 x 19.5 x 12in
$1,800Inquire

 

King of Nothing
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2018
29.5 x 19.5 x 10in
$1,800Inquire

 

House Arrest
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2018
29.5 x 25.6 x 12in
$2,200Inquire

 

From Nothing to Nothing
Bordalo II
Mixed Media on Assemblage, 2018
40.5 x 25.6 x 12in
$2,800Inquire