7 facts about the artist Vhils

7 Factos sobre o artista Vhils

1.Pione of a new form of expression
Shepard Fairey signed Vhils: “The most exciting characteristic of 'street art' is that if certain aesthetics is too sucked by the dominant paradigm, it is possible to find alternatives. Vhils He was a pioneer of a new form of expression of which he is, so far, the best representative. ”
Vhils It continues to evolve and boost its style by large -scale sculpting faces of anonymous figures in order to reveal the hidden lower layers and the fragility of urban space. It emerged in the art scene in 2008, when creating a revolution, through its innovative artistic practice, in which destruction is a form of construction. Vhils It became a phenomenon internationally, especially for its mural work in the public space, honoring José Saramago, Zeca Afonso, among others. It usually sculpting faces in public spaces-side of buildings-with buildings and a variety of tools and materials that can leave a brand or remove materials, including hammers, drills, recording acid, bleach and explosives. In addition to mural sculpture, he has also been exploring other means such as screen printing, installation and other supports, such as advertising posters, wooden doors and metal plates that he collects from the streets.

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2. Collaborated with Banksy
Collaborated with the English artist Banksyduring the years he lived in London. Vhils He studied art at St Martin 'S School, and his work reflects the new cosmopolitanism. The space where he grew, Seixal, an industrialized suburb on the other side of the Lisbon River (Portugal), profoundly influenced his practice by the transformations caused by the intense urban development in the 1980s and 1990s. Bordalo II, Banksy and Jean-Michel Basquiat, it was on the streets that the basis for its initial artistic production was formed, eventually projecting their perceptions of the outside world through their creative acts.

3.Proved Lisbon on the Map of Urban Art
In recent years, Lisbon has become one of the most recognized cities by urban art worldwide. The Portuguese capital stands out for the diversity of artistic interventions that come to the streets every day, in the most different spaces.

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4. Founded the UnderDog Gallery
Underdogs is a cultural platform based in Lisbon, Portugal, which encompasses a gallery with two exhibition areas, a public art program, the production of artists editions and the development of commissioned art projects. Founded in 2010 and consolidated in its current form in 2013, UnderDogs works with a diversified cast of Portuguese and international artists linked to the universe of contemporary urban inspiration art, fostering the development of narrow relationships between creators, public and city.

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5. Curator and programmer of the Imminent Festival
The Imminent Festival is where the best expressions of urban culture on the global scale come together in an explosion of creativity and entertainment. Since 2016, the Imminent Festival has passed five cities in four countries, with a total of nine editions that had over 300 Portuguese and international artists. Underlined by the curatorial partnership between the imminent, Alexandre Farto Aka Vhils And UnderDogs, this is a space for the free spirit of urban culture in all its forms.

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6. Vhils proDuzi videos to bands like the U2
He is one of the Portuguese artists in the highest international rise. He sculpts and explodes walls, makes videos for bands like U2, wants to try the cinema.

7. Vhils entered the world of NFTs
Underdog curated auction intends to transform "ephemeral" art into something "eternal". It is the first experience in Portugal with these cryptors who already break records outside.The NFTs created an innovative digital art movement led by artists and a collector community. In Portugal, we highlight the growth of this practice with the artist Alexandre Farto, known as Vhilsfor taking great steps in the world of NFTs. This consists of a video that captures the exact moment when the explosives that the Portuguese artist uses in his work - which transforms destruction into creation. The video was filmed through Slow motion advanced, including 2000 frames By second, which offers a unique experience and perspective on Alexandre Fedo's unique creation process. “Rupture” is part of Meta_VS: Crypto Art Experience in 3 Metaverses, an action by Beyond The Streets that aimed to promote the artistic community in blockchain through exhibitions, pieces of parts, exclusive collaborations of artists and conversations at Clubhouse and Youtube. During these days the NTWRK Virtual Art Fair presents exclusive works by names like Felipe Pantone, Mister Cartoon, Dabsmyla, Pose and Tim Conlon. The Portuguese visual artist has captivated the artistic world in the last 15 years with its unique techniques that consists of subtraction of the buildings themselves. Vhils He has been using everything from scalpels and chisels to drills, to explosives to destroy ruined walls, revealing realistic faces of local residents and often marginalized. Now the artist has given this message to the NTFs, being the first experience in Portugal with these cryptors. Companies like Verisart facilitated the entry of artists, such as Vhils, in the NFT space. They helped the creators use blockchain technology, certify and sell their work. The NFTs have become a way for artists to express themselves without censorship, in a free and open access network where they can share their creativity and prove property over it.

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