Large-scale murals of some of the animal kingdom’s most recognizable faces peer out from the streets in Eastern Europe from Estonia to Germany, and many other international locations. Life-like urban sculptures of wolves, raccoons, and reptiles are brought to new heights with touches of realism and three dimensionality. Lisbon-born artist, Bordalo II, makes each animal in acute detail using found detritus to create a public installation.
Bordalo II possesses a nimble hand at conveying depth in his work and an active qualtiy to his mural subjects. The shining attribute of each of his pieces are the oversized eyes with beady gazes. The onlooking faces of each of Bordalo II’s pieces are heightened by their size as each eyeball is the size of a high-rise window.