There is one artist where I am a big fan of, Bordalo II, especially his series called ‘Trash Animals’. He is from Lisbon but has work all over Portugal. I have seen a lot of his work online but unfortunately not all of it in real life. Would love to do a round tour to visit them all.
I had the luck to see three of his artworks; one in Lisbon near the riverside, one in LX Factory and one in Porto on the other side of the river.
The one in Porto; I was walking and by change saw it around the corner of a street. Got a big smile on my face and stopped my plans to first mesmerize this artwork first.
Quote from the artist; “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”
On his website you can read about his art (sadly the website is not in the air at the moment); ’Trash Animals is a series of artworks that aims to draw attention to a current problem that is likely to be forgotten, become trivial or a necessary evil. The problem involves waste production, materials that are not reused, pollution and its effect on the planet.’