Urban Art GuideVhilsin Port

Guia de Arte Urbana de Vhils no Porto

Who is itVhils?
The large-scale murals and the smaller works on wooden doors and panels,Alexandre Farto, also known asVhils, combines detailed figuration with a process where he rips the surfaces to be drilled or with chemicals to create his images (predominantly portraits). With this subtractive process,Vhilsunites elements of painting and sculpture and reflects on how the built environment absorbs social change and development.Vhilsstudied at Central Saint Martins and improved his practice in the world of graffiti. In his studio he creates prints, paintings and posters.Vhilshe has exhibited in several cities around the world and has already 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

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Look at Porto,April 2016
Location: Rua da Ancira 6-8, Porto

2.VSP group exhibition

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Sculptor FoundationJosé Rodrigues, April 2010
Location: Rua da Fábrica Social s/n, Porto

3. Frontline

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Hospital and University Center of São João,June 2020
Location: Alameda Prof. Hernani Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto

4.“Everyday Gods”

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Vhils & PichiAvoatSuper Bock Group, Leça do Balio, Portugal
April to June 2019
Location: Via Norte, 4465-764 Leça do Balio – Matosinhos


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