Artur Bordalo, is a Portuguese artist who transforms garbage into art. Artistically named Bordalo II, a tribute to his grandfather, the painter and plastic artist Real Bordalo.
He uses the trash he finds on the streets and builds sculptures with it, showing us that one man's trash is another man's treasure. In this case, it is art. The artistic use of trash is also a kind of criticism of the world we live in. A world in which once valuable and important things quickly lose their value or use.
Working with waste began as an experiment. He liked the effect created by the joining of materials. But more than that he realized the potential of trash on an aesthetic level, based on once decayed buildings, now embellished with art. The objective being the creation of more interesting spaces even for the population itself and to make them think about the work of art.