Portuguese urban artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils born 1987creates stunning murals from decomposing walls using chisels, drills and small explosives. Seeing the act of deconstruction as a creative process, his deconstructed portraits can be found in Shanghai, London, Bogota, Paris, Lisbon and Los Angeles to name a few.
Going by the name of VHILS, his work has obtained plenty of interest when a face carved into a wall appeared alongside a picture by street artist Banksy in London in 2008. His work is a renovation of our urban environment. Equally as important as art, it must exist not only in our galleries but out in the environment as well. By manipulating a variety of surfaces, VHILS envisions rich and layered portraits on our buildings that not only show us a visual portrait but also a picture of time in the city. Part artist, stone mason and archeologist, he slowly excavates the process of his craft via
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