Janice P. Warren Home Decor December 31st 2018, 02:52:03
Tag named Vhils, Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto has brought what we call street art to a new elevated level. Bringing us just simple portraits with not so simple medium, Vhils creates deconstructed street portraits and has taken the hearts of many. Working on weathered walls, Vhils makes out multi-textural faces from just decaying brick walls and a chipper. This form of art is so unique and shows us how far one can bring street art.
Born in 1987 in the city of Portugal, younger Alexandre Farto went to study at the University of the Arts in London, the Central Saint Martins, and finally the Byam Shaw Fine Art Skills and Practices. Vhils is now spending his time living and working in London and Lisbon. When the 2008 Cans Festival in London gave his work that was a face carved from a wall to get to appear with a street artist Banksy’s picture that was when he got the opportunity to gain prominence.
Afterward, a photograph was taken and put on The Times’ front page of him working on a wall. Banksy’s agent Steve Lazarides then gave him a space to showcase his work. In the same year of 2008, several works of Vhils were published. He also then got an opportunity to show his work at Vera Cortez and Magda Danysz Gallery. In 2013 Fremantle Street Arts Festival, Vhils’ work was the decoration of the Norfolk Hotel.
This decoration was of Dame Dorothy Tangney DBE, the first female senator of Australia. Then, among his solo shows is Entropy at Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris, at Vera Cortez in Lisbon, and Visceral at MD Gallery in Shanghai, all in 2012. Check out our photo collection of Vhils’ works below to see more of the materialization of his talents. Prepare to be awed and amazed by the amazing line of street artworks by Vhils.