Bordalo II

Artur Bordalo (Lisbon, 1987), a.k.a. Bordalo II, follows the motto “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Bordalo uses in his works recycled materials that have survived their original purpose, as a declaration of sustainability and ecological awareness.

The Racoon (2015)

“The Raccoon” is one of my favorite works from Bordalo II ( @b0rdalo_ii ) and my guests, while touring the Belem area, have the opportunity to appreciate this stunning street art installation. The Raccoon is made of parts of old cars.

This work was conceived to be seen clearly from a distance and becomes blurred when the observation point comes closer. In this small video, you may see the Raccoon going from blurred to clear as the tuk-tuk moves away, a kind of effect causing usually a lot of “wows” in the rear seats.

The Raccoon of Bordalo II near CCB

The Raccoon of Bordalo can be seen in Belem, near the CCB. Included in tour “Street Art”

The Fox (2017)

This fox is decorating the ruins of an old warehouse in the industrial zone near the river. This work is made out of recycled plastic chairs.

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The fox in 24th July Av – Bordalo II – street art

The Fox of Bordalo can be seen in 24th July Av, not far from Time Out Market. Included in tour “Street Art”.

The Honey Bee (2016)

This bee can be visited in Lx Factory and is made of plastic ducts, shower curtains, car bumpers and wire nets.

Honey bee – Bordalo II – street art

Included in tour “Street Art”.

Fairey and Vhils

Collaborative Work (2017)

American artist Shepard Fairey (Charleston, 1970) and Portuguese Vhils (Lisbon, 1987) are both world-renowned artists. A mural decorated by any of them would always be interesting, but what makes this work in Graça brilliant is the perfect combination of two such different styles. A case where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

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Fairey + Vhils – street art

Included in tour “Street Art”