Bortusk Leer solo show @ Parosh Galerie Italy
22nd September – 22nd October
MONSTERS IN MILAN22/09 – 22/10/2011
Since bursting on to the street art scene in 2007, Bortuskâ€™s grinning, googly eyed creations in Tutti Fruitti, day-glo neons have become a common sight on the streets of London and new York, but have managed to stray as far afield as Auckland, Alaska and Rajasthan. The monsters always seem to manage to look at home in their surroundings, whether they are taking a yellow cab in the big apple or tucking into a bratwurst in Berlin.
Proud leader (and founder) of the “Art Comedy” movement, Bortusk claims his sole purpose in life is to make you smile. Inspired by the idea that life is often taken too seriously and a dream of a world where we all laugh alittle more, Bortusk now dedicates his child-like painting style, love of psychedelic colours and prolific pasting to his “CHEER UP” campaign.
Over the past 4 years Bortusk Leer has exhibited in several London based group shows such as The Alternative Philosophy at Leonard Street Gallery and Mutate Britain at Cordy House. During the course of these shows his work has strayed into the realms of video, collage and sculpture, re-awakening an interest in 3D and installation art. In 2009 Bortuskâ€™s monsters were made into â€˜Street Monstersâ€™, a series of 2 minute animations which were commissioned by the BBC.