Vhils

Vhils

Portugal • 1987
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Vhils

Print, Mist, Vhils

Mist

Vhils

Print - 42 x 29.7 cm Print - 16.5 x 11.7 inch

$1,236

Sculpture, Magma, Vhils

Magma

Vhils

Sculpture - 40 x 44 x 3 cm Sculpture - 15.7 x 17.3 x 1.2 inch

$4,537

Print, Relic, Vhils

Relic

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$2,144

Print, Taciturn, Vhils

Taciturn

Vhils

Print - 69.2 x 48.9 cm Print - 27.25 x 19.25 inch

$2,450

Print, Purpose, Vhils

Purpose

Vhils

Print - 42 x 29.7 cm Print - 16.5 x 11.7 inch

$1,123

Print, Bleach, Vhils

Bleach

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,804

Print, Glance, Vhils

Glance

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,917

Print, Dusk, Vhils

Dusk

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,588

Print, Impression, Vhils

Impression

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,702

Print, Emerge II, Vhils

Emerge II

Vhils

Print - 70 x 52 x 1 cm Print - 27.6 x 20.5 x 0.4 inch

$2,064

Print, Emerge II, Vhils

Emerge II

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,361

Print, Glance (First Edition), Vhils

Glance (First Edition)

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.5 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$2,042

Print, Triumph (with PichiAvo), Vhils

Triumph (with PichiAvo)

Vhils

Print - 100 x 70 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$2,155

Print, Periferia uniforma, Vhils

Periferia uniforma

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.5 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$1,021

Sculpture, Composed, Vhils

Composed

Vhils

Sculpture - 43 x 55 x 1 cm Sculpture - 16.9 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch

$12,705

Sculpture, Sans titre, Vhils

Sans titre

Vhils

Sculpture - 218 x 84 x 5 cm Sculpture - 85.8 x 33.1 x 2 inch

$31,761

Print, Skull / Morphed, Vhils

Skull / Morphed

Vhils

Print - 120 x 80 x 0.1 cm Print - 47.2 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$3,403

Sculpture, Tear series #10, Vhils

Tear series #10

Vhils

Sculpture - 104 x 74 x 5 cm Sculpture - 40.9 x 29.1 x 2 inch

Price upon request

Print, Narrative, Vhils

Narrative

Vhils

Print - 57 x 43 x 2 cm Print - 22.4 x 16.9 x 0.8 inch

Price upon request

Print, Sight, Vhils

Sight

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

Sold

Print, Oxymoron, Vhils

Oxymoron

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

Sold

Print, Core, Vhils

Core

Vhils

Print - 50 x 70 x 0.2 cm Print - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

Sold

Print, Glance, Vhils

Glance

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

Sold

Print, Scratching the surface, Vhils

Scratching the surface

Vhils

Print - 90 x 60 cm Print - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

Sold

Print, Subsume #1, Vhils

Subsume #1

Vhils

Print - 70 x 50 x 2 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

Sold

Sculpture, Decrease 04, Vhils

Decrease 04

Vhils

Sculpture - 196 x 120 x 2 cm Sculpture - 77.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

Sold

Biography

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto (1987) has been interacting visually with the urban environment under the name of Vhils since his days as a prolific graffiti writer in the early 2000s.

His groundbreaking carving technique – which forms the basis of the Scratching the Surface series and was first presented to the public at the VSP group show in Lisbon in 2007 and at the Cans Festival in London in 2008 –, has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the street in the last decade.

This striking form of visual poetry, showcased around the world in both indoor and outdoor settings, has been described as brutal and complex, yet imbued with a simplicity that speaks to the core of human emotions, expressing the struggle between the aspirations of the individual and the demanding, saturated environment of the urban spaces he lives in, highlighting and exposing the sombre dimension that lies behind the current model of development and the material aspirations it encompasses – unsustainable, yet inebriating.

Vhils grew up in Seixal, an industrialised suburb across the river from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and was particularly influenced by the transformations brought on by the intensive urban development the country underwent in the 1980s and 1990s.

An avid experimentalist, he has been developing his notion of the aesthetics of vandalism in a plurality of media – from stencil painting to wall carving, from pyrotechnic explosions to 3D modelling – which have enabled him to expand the boundaries of visual expression.

His unique approach and artwork have been garnering critical acclaim around the world.

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The artistic movements of the artists are: Famous Street Artists, Figurative Street Artists
When was Vhils born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1987