Vhils destroys to create. He is a Portuguese street artist who openly operates under his real name, Alexandre Farto. Now Vhils is undoubtedly one of the most skilled and talented young artists on the contemporary and urban art scene.
His internationally recognized trademark is the forming of dramatic, oversized portraits made by carving directly into outdoor walls. His groundbreaking carving technique has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the street in the last decade. The process often involves industrial methods such as drilling and controlled explosions. He has torn, drilled and blasted his way around the globe to create uncommon and striking portraits of the common citizen.
From humble tagging to obsessive train- bombing, the pursuit of graffiti and street art led Vhils to discover the unlikely pursuit of destruction as creation, call it graphic sculpture.