Bordalo Segundo (“segundo” means “second”) is a second generation artist. He grew up in Lisbon, Portugal, watching his grandfather, known as the “Real Bordalo” painting images of the city of Lisbon. Bordalo Segundo followed in his grandfather’s artistic footsteps, but decided to take his artistic pursuits one step further. Instead of painting images of the city within the confines of a canvas, Segundo chose to paint his images on the city; using the walls and pavements of his urban paradise as a canvas for his creative expression.
Segundo creates mixed media street art installations. His intensely captivating art works stun the eye by turning what was once an ugly, forgotten corner of a city into an interactive, 3-dimensional art work. Bordalo’s street art installations burst forth from the prison of a two-dimensional wall, placing themselves right in your space and declaring their awesomeness simply by being right there, in your face. See Bordalo II creating one of his graffiti sculptures in Watch Bordalo II Turn Junk into a Street Art Chameleon
The truly exceptional part of Bordalo Segundo’s sculptural graffiti is that he creates his 3D forms out of garbage. Discarded items such as wheels, pipes and lengths of cloth are sucked into the maelstrom of Bordalo’s creativity, emerging on the other side as part of a colorful, cohesive sculpture. Bordalo’s act of transforming the plain, the ugly, the forgotten and the discarded into beautiful street art works stands as an inspiration for all who experience his brilliant creative works.