Look At Porto

Recent wall completed by Vhils in April for “Look at Porto”, in the great city of Porto, Portugal.
“The piece combines natural and human elements, with the figure’s eye gazing out poetically towards the city and its old neighbourhoods, humanising the built environment while highlighting the wealth of its human heritage.”
– Vhils on Facebook

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~ By Vhils ~ Porto, Portugal – Photo: Vhils on Facebook

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~ By Vhils ~ Porto, Portugal – Photo: streetartutopia.com

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Tor Marancia, Rome – Part I

This series of street art photos depicts murals from a peripheral district called Tor Marancia in Rome, Italy. Renowned artists have been invited to participate in project “Big City Life” and to paint whole city-block facades in this area. The project wants to use street art to revitalise neighbourhoods and stimulate community ties.

After you arrive at the Tor Marancia/Arcadia bus station you will see three giant murals by Seth, Vhils and Jaz. Each mural has a sign with its title, name of the artist and additional information about the used mediums – therefore it looks like a gallery exhibition.

~ Seth Globepainter ~ The Redeemer Child

  
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Meet Vhils

As you know from yesterday’s article, Vhils is the tag name of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto. He started doing graffiti in the early 2000s and soon after started experimenting with different techniques.
Vhils allegedly gained prominence when his work of a face carved into a wall appeared alongside a picture by street artist Banksy at the Cans Festival in London in 2008. A photograph of him creating the work appeared on the front page of The Times.
Vhils creates his unique wall art by dissecting poster ads and carving into or excavating walls with tools such as etching acid, bleach, pneumatic drills and other processes, to reveal their layers.

Vhils Paris France

~ By Vhils ~ Nuit Blanche, Paris, France – Photo: alexandrefarto.com

Alexandre explains what inspires him: “I try focusing on the act of destruction to create; this is something I have brought over from graffiti. I believe we are all composed by layer upon layer of social and historical fabric. Our social system is the product of this same process of layers, and I believe that by removing and exposing some of these layers—in fact, by destroying them—we might be able to reach something purer, something of what we used to be and have forgotten all about. It’s all very symbolical so take it as a semi-archaeological dissecting of layers of history and culture.”
– Alexandre Farto/Vhils for Wynwood Walls

Vhils Sydney Australia

~ By Vhils ~ Sydney, Australia – Photo: alexandrefarto.com

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By Vhils

Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is a Portuguese artist who currently works and lives in London and Lisbon. He uses unique techniques and tools such as explosives to create his murals.

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~ By Vhils ~ Photo: isupportstreetart.com

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~ By Vhils ~ Photo: isupportstreetart.com

More information about Vhils and his unique work tomorrow!


Have a nice start into the week!