Fragmentation, 2012

Fragmentation, 2012
Monotype
120 x 80 cm
Mur galerie, 2012

Mur galerie, 2012
Shanghai
Photograph
70 X 100 cm
Red Town, 2012

Red Town, 2012
Shanghai
Serigraph
70 X 100 cm
Lancetar 15, 2016

Lancetar 15, 2016
Carved wood composition
250 x 260 cm
Lancetar 16, 2016

Lancetar 16, 2016
Carved wood composition
227 x 228 cm
Defragmentation 1, 2012

Defragmentation 1, 2012
Quinck ink and bleach
150 x 200 cm
Frame: 166 x 223 cm
Defragmentation 5, 2012

Defragmentation 5, 2012
Quinck ink and bleach
200 x 150 cm
Frame: 223 x 166 cm
Deluzir 16, 2014

Deluzir 16, 2014
Metal plate, acid-resistant solution, nitric acid, rust, wax
100 x 75 cm
Deluzir 15, 2014

Deluzir 15, 2014
Metal plate, acid-resistant solution, nitric acid, rust, wax
100 x 75 cm
Decrease 15 , 2015

Decrease 15 , 2015
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved and laser cut
183 x 123 cm
Decrease 02, 2014

Decrease 02, 2014
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved and laser cut
217 x 125 cm
Decrease 01, 2014

Decrease 01, 2014
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved and laser cut
184 x 122 cm
Intensification #6, 2017

Intensification #6, 2017
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved and laser cut
70,9 x 53,1 inch
Intensification #16, 2017

Intensification #16, 2017
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved and laser cut
70,9 x 47,2 inch
Intensification #17, 2017

Intensification #17, 2017
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved and laser cut
78,7 x 53,1 inch
Intensification #21, 2017

Intensification #21, 2017
Advertising posters collected from the street, hand carved and laser cut
70,9 x 47, 2 inc
Dispersal #2, 2017

Dispersal #2, 2017
Carved wooden antic doors
195 x 62,5 cm
Dispersal #3, 2017

Dispersal #3, 2017
Carved wooden antic doors
207 x 76 cm
Diorama 25, 2015

Diorama 25, 2015
Styrofoamcut with hot-wire, assembled and glued by hand
190 x 152 x 28 cm
Diorama 21, 2014

Diorama 21, 2014
Styrofoamcut with hot-wire, assembled and glued by hand
195 x 160 x 28 cm
Desvaecer 09, 2014

Desvaecer 09, 2014
Laser-carved old wooden doors
198 x 74 cm
Desvaecer 07, 2014

Desvaecer 07, 2014
Laser-carved old wooden doors
219 x 64 cm
Lancetar 08, 2014

Lancetar 08, 2014
Cut and assembled metal plate, acid-resistant solution, nitric acid, rust, wax
249,5 x 170 cm
Lacerate 7

Lacerate 7
Carved wooden antic doors
Pulsão 05 (Nonplace), 2014

Pulsão 05 (Nonplace), 2014
Video, 1920 x 1080, HD 24fps, 16:9, colour, mute
2'59 min

Alexandre Farto, born in 1987, is a Portuguese artist, who interacting with the urban environment under the name of. VHILS. He has developed a unique visual language based on the removal of the surface layers of walls and other media with non-conventional tools and techniques, establishing symbolic reflections on identity, life in the urban context, the passage of time, and the relationship of interdependence between people and the surrounding environment.
His groundbreaking carving technique has been met with critical acclaim. Since 2005 he has been presenting his work around the world in solo and collective exhibitions, art events, institutions, and site-specific interventions. He has also taken part in some of the most prestigious contemporary and urban art projects.
Alexandre Farto travels all over the globe to create his monumental works. He was singled out in 2008 by Banksy who invited him to the Cans Festival in London. In 2010, he took part to the Sao Paulo Biennial as well as the Fame Festival in Italy and made a huge portrait in collaboration with JR in the center of Los Angeles.
Farto?s artwork is a revolution in the stencil technique in its use of unusual tools. Through the destruction of walls, he explores the layers of urban space and its history. Old papers, worn out posters, wood panels, brick walls are attacked with chisels, jackhammer, acid, or explosives, in order to sculpt his stencil on the wall. VHILS?s portraits underline an important contrast between new and ancient; he makes visible the inside face of these buildings. Alexandre Farto tries to give a new face to the city which is, for him, a ground of popular inspirations.

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