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Borondo: Expressionist Street Art

One of the most interesting artists of his generation, street artist Borondo has created works all over the world. Today, here on our Street Art blog, we want to talk about this incredible Spanish artist.

Born in 1989, Gonzalo Borondo grew up in Segovia, Spain, and soon moved to Madrid and then Rome, where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Borondo’s artistic training began with figurative painting, thanks to his meeting with painter Jose Garcìa Herranz. Starting from these assumptions and a great technique, Borondo progressively moved towards Street Art and large-scale mural works. In the first phase, the Spanish artist experimented with different techniques (from oil painting to charcoal) and media (such as glass, hay, ceramics, and wood). His very first works in public spaces date from 2007 and already encapsulate the heart of Borondo’s artistic research, namely the investigation of the human psyche.

Borondo, Logout (2013), via Scalo San Lorenzo 89 – Rome, curator Stefano S. Antonelli,
Credits 999Contemporary

Borondo: expressionist art

But why might we define Gonzalo Borondo’s art as “expressionist“? Certainly, because the artist, through a very personal and recognisable style, tends to exalt and exasperate the emotional side of reality, his own personal and sensitive point of view, sometimes far from objective reality. The result is powerful works, full of pathos and drama, which fit well into the urban space, which is by no means sterile and perfect.

Borondo, The Origin of the World (2016), realized for St. ART India Festival in Dehli, Credits Blind Eye Factory

Borondo has made interventions all over the world and has participated in festivals such as Urban Nation (Berlin, 2016), Mural Social Club (Kiev, 2016 ), Muro-Festival de Arte Urbana LX_2016 (Lisbon, 2016) and Outdoor festival (Rome, 2012). The street artist also won the “Golden Street Art” 2020 award for his beautiful Trompe l’oeil work created in Boloigne-sur-mer. We would also like to mention the work Chained which he created in Milan, at the Bicocca University, in 2015 in collaboration with the artist Edoardo Tresoldi. Chained depicts a man climbing over a wall, helped by a group of young people at the back: helping each other and collaborating helps achieve goals.

Borondo and Edoardo Tresoldi, Chained (2015), Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,
Credits Mariasole Doria

Gonzalo Borondo is an artist to watch out for! See you very soon with new updates😉