Who is it Vhils?
Large-scale murals and smaller works on doors and wood paneling, from Alexandre Farto, also known as Vhils, combines detailed figuration with a process where he tears the surfaces to be perforated or with chemical products to create his images (predominantly portraits). With this subtractive process, Vhils unites elements of painting and sculpture and reflects on how the built environment absorbs change and social development.Vhils studied at Central Saint Martins and improved his practice in the world of graffiti. In his studio he creates engravings, paintings and posters. Vhils he has exhibited in several cities around the world and has produced collaborations with several institutions, including the EDP Foundation in Lisbon, the Center Pompidou, the Barbican Centre, the CAFA Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Discover the spaces in Porto where there are murals ofVhils.
1.Scratching the Surface project
Look at Porto,April 2016
Location: Rua da Ancira 6-8, Porto
2.VSP group exhibition
Sculptor Foundation José Rodrigues, April 2010
Location: Rua da Fábrica Social s/n, Porto
Hospital and University Center of São João,June 2020
Location: Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto
Vhils & PichiAvo atSuper Bock Group, Leça do Balio, Portugal
April to June 2019
Location: Via Norte, 4465-764 Leça do Balio – Matosinhos