Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, is known for transforming old, worn down walls into incredibly lifelike, ephemeral portraits. The artist's unique form of sculpture relies on chipping and scraping away at the walls of old buildings. The result is a variation of colors and textures that form faces out of the positive and negative space.
This past summer, Vhils created…Continue
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After a busy month, Portuguese street artist Vhils, aka Alexandre Farto, headed home to Lisbon to complete this new mural using his unique style. In a matter of days, the amazing artist used hammers to chip away at the wall, creating this exceptionally detailed portrait. He says his motivation for removing layers of walls in order to create his artwork is based on a deeper idea: “Our social system…