Born in Lisbon in 1987, Artur Bordalo aka BORDALO, grew up watching his grandfather, Real Bordalo, painting the city of Lisbon.
Bordalo presents us a figurative painting full of vivacity and movement, where he paints his own interpretation of urban landscapes and city entertainment.
By the way, I was born to the most consumerist and materialistic generation ever. They educate us to do it in an extreme way.
Then, with this excessive production, particularly of technologic stuff, the production of “garbage” and unimproved objects grows up too.
And I mean “garbage” quoted because it’s a very abstract definition. One man’s garbage is another man’s gold.
This entire scene has reflexes, and of course the garbage is a reflex of almost everything that happens in this world.
With all the non-sense and the situations I see every day, I feel truly free to explore all that thematic, starting in some nostalgic thing, a few crimes or maybe a social critic.
After all, the garbage is a result of these scenes as well.