Alexandre Farto, an artist from Portugal has been interacting visually with the urban environment using the name Vhils since his days as a prolific graffiti writer in the early 2000s.
VHILS destroys to create. He is a Portuguese artist who is undoubtedly one of the most skilled and talented young artists on the urban art scene. His internationally recognized trademark is the forming of dramatic, oversized portraits made by carving directly into outdoor walls. His groundbreaking carving technique has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the street in the last decade.
His striking form of visual poetry has been showcased around the world in both indoor and outdoor settings. It has been described as brutal and complex, yet with a simplicity that touches the core of the human emotion. His work speaks of effacement but also of resistance, of destruction yet also beauty in this overwhelming setting. It explores the connections and contrasts between global and local realities.
Vhils's entries in "Murals"