With ATTERO ( ‘Attero’ means producing garbage ou destroying in latin.), portuguese urban artist Bordalo II opened the door to his studio and invited us into his world.
This exhibition, his first solo show, provided a retrospective of his body of work so far: artwork made of trash, transformed into something bigger through Bordalo II's hand and singular vision. An unavoidable comment to our society's consumerism and to the way we exploit, many times abusively, the resources Nature provides us. Inevitably, the visitor was invited to reflect upon his part as an actor of this society.
ATTERO presented artwork of different scales, new approaches resulting of experimenting with new media, and more of his most remarkable series "Big Trash Animals".
A set of parallel initiatives was meticulously planned throughout the three weeks of the event, intending to be the vehicle of the environmental manifesto that Bordalo II focuses on his work.