Bortus Leers street works sole purpose is to brighten up the viewers’ day and put a smile on their face, brief encounters that distract us from the seriousness of life.
Residing in Amsterdam but originally from the UK, his brightly coloured, painted monsters occupy walls, windows, doors and electricity boxes wherever he can find them and wait patiently to surprise the next unsuspecting member of the public.
Bortus had a solo show in our gallery in 2017, titled ‘Fuck off winter’. The idea behind it can best summed up in his own words…“If you‘re sick of the cold, the extra darkness, idiots being in charge of the world even life in general. Well this show is guaranteed to make you feel better about shit or you’re already dead!”