Prestigious street artist Bordallo II was invited by the Municipality of Estarreja, bird-watching destination, to create an inspiring work and so the breath-taking “Guarda-rios” (Kingfisher) was born. This work can be seen in the municipal park of Antuã, in Estarreja.Along with worldwide acclaimed street artist VHILS, Bordallo II was considered by Street Art News one of the best urban artists in the world. This installation – “Guarda-rios” – depicting a colourful Kingfisher that can be seen in this beautiful region scored the 9th place on WideWalls Top100!
Another work of Bordallo II depicting the Iberian Lynx can be seen in Carmo 81, a cultural association, based in the city of Viseu.
ESTAU – Urban Art Festival of Estarreja
After the success of Bordallo II work “Guarda-rios”- created for the Birdwatching Fair ObservaRia – the Municipality of Estarreja is organising the 1st edition of the Urban Art Festival ESTAU that will be held from September 10th to 18h.
Among the invited urban artists, it is worth mentioning Australian FINTAN MAGEE, Argentinian PASTEL or the tile-inspired Portuguese street artist ADD FUEL.
Urban Art Festival ESTAU will bring the community and art together through several ways, such as mural painting, installations, workshops, movies, conferences, guided visits and performances.
Estarreja will become a true open-air museum !
About Bordallo II
“I was born in Lisbon, 1987. I belong to a generation that is extremely consumerist, materialist and greedy. With the production of things at its highest, the production of “waste” and unused objects is also at its highest. “Waste” is quoted because of its abstract definition: “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. I create, recreate, assemble and develop ideas with end-of-life material and try to relate it to sustainability, ecological and social awareness.”
Bordallo II turns trash into art and he was surely caught the eye of the world!