Borondo is an up and coming 23 year-old street artist. He is reinventing street art by using an original method of “glass scratching,” inspired loosely by the recent economic crisis.”Where the crisis strikes, you will notice many shops that are either closed or empty. If you scratch the window slightly you will suddenly be able to see the inside of the shop. I find that quite poetic, glass has something bautiful about it. Sometimes I like to do the opposite of that. I apply black paint on commercial spotlights and by scratching the paint off the spotlight, I allow light to pass through.” Borondo appears to be a little bit of a wise guy, explaining how his technique has more than esthetic advantages: it is actually a great technique for avoiding the cops. On the innocent nature of his method, he quips, “Technically you are only erasing paint that is on a window.” In his work, Borondo focuses on “humans and their emotions.” He aims to create something far from the Pop Movement and its codes. He wants to create a dialogue with the environment, and for this dialogue to work he calls for discretion. His characters have a ghostly quality, they are present without being overbearing, and merging with their environment perfectly.
Quotes were translated from French Blog: Rue89 , who published a great interview of the artist.
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