Find out this Portuguese street art.
Vhils, also knowed as Alexandre Farto is a modern sculpture artist born in 1987. He grew up on the outskirts of Lisbon, and he went to London to study at the University of Arts, Central Saint Martins, and Byam Shaw Fine Art Skills and Practices.
He was raised in Portugal during a revolution period that was affecting everything that surrounds him. By this revolution in 1974, he witnessed the effects of the war and destruction on the walls.
Influenced by this, Vhils´s street art is complex, contemporary and poetic. He penetrates on layers of dirt, and posters to release the magnificent images that are hidden behind the urban dirt.
He creates this contemporary art by dissecting poster ads and excavating walls, but also with collage, wheat paste, wood, metal, installations, and more.
He is also famous for using etching acid, bleach, pneumatic drills, and other processes to create this sculpture art.
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The most popular modern art sculpture by Vhils are the portraits, in walls around all over the world.
He became famous when he carved a portrait that was revealed alongside the street artist named Banksy at the Cans Festival in London in 2008. Then some of his works were published when Banksy´s agent gave him space to create his street art.
His techniques are marvelous, he enjoys the suspense of not knowing what patterns and images are waiting for him in the layers beneath.
First, he starts by sketching before is digitized on a computer. Most of his contemporary sculpture has three colors, that help to provide a feeling of depth. Finally, Alexandre Farto begins his carving process.
Alexandre Farto is the pioneer behind a revolution by using explosives and demolition to create street art, he has changed the street art forever.
He destroys to create, a young artist that craves unknown faces in layers of walls.
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