Trash assemblage art by Bordalo Segundo

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A Portuguese street artist Bordalo Segundo creates assemblage art from trash found on the streets of Lisbon. Using old tyres, scrap metal, steering wheels and other car parts, he adds oil paint into the mix to create giant 3D animal portraits that add a striking splash of colour to the backstreets of the city. His murals are motivated by environmental concerns with an aim to breathe life back into deserted street corners and alleyways.

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 Arara Do Bosque De Telheiras

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Arara Do Bosque De Telheiras (detail)

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 Raccoon detail

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Froehlicher Tucan

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Guarda Rios

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 Grabb it

Images via Bordalo II and Street Art News

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).