• 2013

The Bortusk Leer Shop!

Latest Bortusk News

What's coming up, and what's just happened.
nuart
Oct 1
Oct 1

Nuart & Saatchi Gallery

Very happy to announce that I’ve been invited to take part in this exhibition in London with some of my favourite artists. I only wish I could join for the opening, but I’m heading to Japan on long planned travels and adventures……unfortunatley! Can’t wait to see what it all looks like hanging up together. Enjoy […]

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flyer new
Feb 1
Feb 1

Fuck off winter

It took a lot of energy, but was a lot of good honest fun putting my latest solo show together forĀ  The Original Dampkring Gallery. Single 395, 1012 WN, Amsterdam. Can’t thank my team enough for all the hard work they put in and the ladies at the gallery for making sure everything ran smooth, […]

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milan 2014 135
Feb 0
Feb 0

Parosh T-shirt Collaboration

I was very happy to be asked to produce some designs for long time friends and collaborators Parosh; a Milan based fashion house. Which they in turn sprinkled their magic on to create the dazzling wearable beauties you see below. All designs are now available to buy from their online store at Parosh.com

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food 3
Sep 1
Sep 1

Food for Thought

I organised and curated my first group show with my friend and fellow artist Sanne Terweij, at De Honigfabriek (Honey factory) building in Zaandam. Situated just outside Amsterdam. It took us and a bunch of volunteers many hours to renovate and prepare the old pudding room in the factory for the show. Other artists in […]

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Work

Hopefully it'll raise a few smiles.
  • 2013

The man behind the myth

Apparently born under a super full moon sometime in the last century in a country too difficult to pronounce, let alone spell. Not much is known of his early years, other than they are shrouded in the deepest of secrets. Some say he was raised in a traveling circus, others that he is an aristocrat of Slovenian heritage, that was never seen in public without sporting a top hat and silver tipped walking cane. Rumour has it that he is now 98 years old and used to associate with the greatest minds of his age. Then again others think he's just some bloke from England who likes to paint ridiculous amounts of bright coloured art.

What we do know though is that since bursting onto the art scene in 2007 this happy, childish, neon, silly work has been appearing and popping up on streets and gallery walls in numerous places around the world. With the sole purpose of trying to brighten up the viewers day and cheer them up a bit. Bortusk calls his style art comedy, but sometimes he's the only one laughing if we're being honest.

  • 2013