Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'Vhils' (9)

Che Guevara Carved Out from the Rubble

As a street artist with one of the most eccentric techniques, Vhils aka Alexandre Farto is back with another stunner he just completed for Switzerland's Festival Images in Vevey. His latest subject is Cuba's revolutionary icon Che Guevara. If you're not familiar with Vhils' technique, he uses drills, chisels and hammers to chip away…


Added by Eugene on September 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Motherhood Mural Carved Out in Layers

Street artist Vhils has one of the most amazing styles I've ever seen. Chipping away at walls with a power drill, the Portuguese artist tore up three separate layers of a building to create one magnificent piece, which looks like a mother holding her (unseen) infant child. It was created…


Added by Eugene on August 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Beautiful Face Created Through Destruction

Portuguese-born street artist Vhils recently arrived in Los Angeles and literally hammered (and drilled) out another stunning piece. The new work coincides with the upcoming "European Bailout Show,” which is set to take place at the Post No Bills gallery on Thursday, July 28. No matter how… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 23, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Creation through Destruction


No matter how many times I see street artist Vhils' deconstructed walls, I'm still just as impressed as the first day I laid eyes on them. It's his process that I admire the most, how he uses common tools like a power drill and chisel or different types of paint, to… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 25, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Vhils Tears Up a Gallery (6 pics)

Although we're used to seeing Vhils' works on the street, we think it looks just as good in a gallery. The Lisbon-based artist recently opened up a show entitled Detritus at Gallery Presenca in Portugal. Vhils showcased his trademark pieces made from chiseled concrete, as well as pieces made… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 15, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Explosive Street Art by Vhils

We've seen Portuguese street artist Vhils use power drills and chisels to scratch the surface off buildings. Now, in this collaboration with Portuguese instrumental hip-hop band Orelha Negra, he takes his craft to a whole new level, this time using explosives to create incredible masterpieces.…


Added by Eugene on March 1, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Vhils + Conor Harrington - EuroTrash (7 pics)


Lazarides LA put together an impressive group show, titled EuroTrash, featuring four of Europe's hottest artists: JR, Conor Harrinton, Antony Micallef, and Vhils. Personally, I thought Vhils and Conor Harrinton's works really stood out.

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils utilizes and manipulates a variety of surfaces to create his extraordinary vision. From the…


Added by Eugene on June 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Vhils Scratches the Surface (5 pics + video)

Portuguese-born Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is an amazing, super-talented street artist that you've probably never heard of. Using tools like a power drill, chisel, and different types of paint, Vhils literally scratches off the surface of buildings to create his masterpieces. His latest carved piece (above) was recently seen on the streets of Moscow, Russia.…


Added by Eugene on January 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Urban Street Art - Vhils and David Walker: Portugal

“I was recently invited by Vhils to Lisbon as a guest painter at the annual VSP (Visual Street Performance) show. VSP is an annual live painting event which takes place in the Portuguese cities of Porto and Lisbon. This year VSP took over a huge semi-derelict school in the heart of Lisbon to be decorated by a host of Portuguese talent, including Vhils, Hium,…


Added by Eugene on December 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments


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