Kiko Bordeos captures the energy of the streets of New York City in his collage-style paintings. Like a map of the streets themselves, Kiko starts with a grid and uses quick-drying acrylic and tape to layer seemingly incongruous patterns taken from everyday design, until a kind of frenetic balance is achieved. Influenced by the bold colors and patterns of Alain Biltereyst, Carmen Herrera, Jonathan Lasker, and Nicholas Krushenick, Kiko works to uncover endless new relationships in abstract painting.
Kiko was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and began painting and taking photographs when he moved to Queens, New York as a young man in 2002. Mostly self-taught, Kiko also studied black and white photography at the International Center of Photography and collage and mixed media at the Art Students League in New York City.