Using abandoned and depleted buildings as his canvas, Alexandre creates fascinating large scale portraits by carefully scratching and chipping plasters out of walls.
Alexandre Farto, better known as Vhils, is a Portuguese street artist based in London. Born in 1987, he 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. He was later given space to show his work by Banksy’s agent, Steve Lazarides. Several of his works were featured in Outsiders, a collection of street art published by Century, 2008