Bordalo II and Polar Bears in Nancy, France

Bear with us, it’s a new installation by Bordallo II

Bordalo II. Nancy, France. February 2020. (photo courtesy of Mathgoth Gallery)

“This is the first time I’ve made a polar bear,” says Street Artist Bordallo II, “A species that, unfortunately, perfectly illustrates the urgency of the situation.”

That situation of course is that species like the polar bear would be a hell of a lot better off if we weren’t here allowing industry, war, and our own mindless behaviors to kill off their natural habitat.

Bordalo II. Nancy, France. February 2020. (photo courtesy of Mathgoth Gallery)

More fitting perhaps for this new installation is that the Portuguese sculptor has created his new piece on the wall of a school in Nancy, France.  Growing there are the minds that will help us stop, reverse, and restore the natural balance. The kids will undoubtedly love to see this polar bear and little cubs – a natural scene that is made of recycled man-made waste.

The project is spearheaded by the Parisian Mathgoth Gallery, which provided artistic support for the production. It is part of an ongoing program called “ADN” (Art Dans Nancy) and joins a series of murals around town by artists like Jef Aerosol, Kogaone, David Walker, Momo and Vhils.

Bordalo II. Nancy, France. February 2020. (photo courtesy of Mathgoth Gallery)
Bordalo II. Nancy, France. February 2020. (photo courtesy of Mathgoth Gallery)
Bordalo II. Nancy, France. February 2020. (photo courtesy of Mathgoth Gallery)
Bordalo II. Nancy, France. February 2020. (photo courtesy of Mathgoth Gallery)
Bordalo II. Nancy, France. February 2020. (photo courtesy of Mathgoth Gallery)
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